"When the kids were little we always went out and cut our own tree," said Angela, in Pennsylvania. "But now they're all grown up so we put it up when everybody's home around Thanksgiving and a real tree wouldn't make it. I love the real one though."
Finally, on the side of convenience, "I moved from a large house to a small apartment so I got a half tree that you can hang on the wall," said Joan, in Michigan. "It was a space issue. They're great. You can fold them up."
These results, naturally, are limited to Americans who celebrate Christmas (94 percent of the public) and who usually put up a Christmas tree at home. That's 88 percent of Christmas celebrants, or a net of 83 percent of all Americans.
This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by telephone Dec. 16-19 among a random national sample of 1,004 adults. The results have a three-point error margin. Sampling, data collection and tabulation were done by TNS of Horsham, Pa.
You can find more ABC News polls in our Poll Vault.