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Questions - Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays - December 4-5, 2010

Most Celebrate Christmas as a Religious Holiday
Americans Like ‘Merry Christmas’ More But Say It Less
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults

Conducted December 4-5, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

 

 

1* Do you celebrate Christmas in your family?

 

2* Okay, do you celebrate some other holiday such as Hanukkah? (Answered Only By Those Who Don't Celebrate Christmas)

 

3* Suppose you run into a casual acquaintance and they wish you a Merry Christmas? Does that offend you? (Answered Only By Those Who Don't Celebrate Christmas)

 

4* If you ran into a casual acquaintance and you knew they celebrated Christmas, would you be more likely to wish them Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? (Answered Only By Those Who Don't Celebrate Christmas)

 

5* Do you celebrate Christmas primarily as a religious holiday or as a secular holiday? (Answered Only By Those Who Celebrate Christmas)

 

6* Suppose you run into a casual acquaintance and they wish you Happy Holidays? Does that offend you? (Answered Only By Those Who Celebrate Christmas)

 

7* If you ran into a casual acquaintance and you knew they celebrated some holiday other than Christmas, would you be more likely to wish them Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? (Answered Only By Those Who Celebrate Christmas)

 

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence