Americans Support Christmas Displays, Sentiments


Not only do most Americans, an estimated 96%, celebrate Christmas, but, according to a November Rasmussen poll, 72% favor saying “Merry Christmas” over “Happy Holidays,” with only 22% favoring the generic greeting.

Also, a Rasmussen survey released Dec. 10 showed that 76% of American adults said it’s okay to display religious symbols, like Nativity scenes, in public settings, compared to only 11%.

The December poll also showed 83% believe public schools should celebrate religious holidays.

Belief/Attitude

Percent

Schools should celebrate religious holidays

83%

Favor saying “Merry Christmas”

72%

Favor saying “Happy Holidays”

22%

Religious symbols in public are okay

76%

Religious symbols in public are not okay

11%

 

- Sources: Don Feder, 12/13/09.

 

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