About half of American adults say they’re more thankful this Thanksgiving than they were in previous years, according to a new UConn Poll. Only 6 percent say they’re less thankful, while 44 percent say they feel about the same.

While that may seem like the national mood is on a fairly even footing, it’s a stark contrast to what Americans have said on previous holidays, according to data archived at the University of Connecticut’s Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.

Complete data set available here.

The Roper Center, an incomparable storehouse of public opinion data stretching back to the 1930s, has the results of previous surveys showing that Americans are typically much likelier to feel an increased sense of thankfulness than they’re expressing in 2013.

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