Friday, December 24, 2010
Christmas is still number one as far as most Americans are concerned.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 69% of Adults rate Christmas as one of our nation’s most important holidays. Only three percent (3%) label Christmas as one of the least important holidays, while 26% say it’s somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here)
This is up slightly from this time last year and puts Christmas just ahead of the 63% who consider the Fourth of July one of the country's most important holidays.
Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans plan on attending a religious service this holiday season, showing little change from last year. Twenty-nine percent (29%) don’t plan on attending a service.
But then 87% of Americans celebrate Christmas in their family, and 70% of that group recognize it as a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Christ rather than a secular one. LINK to 8 am story
The survey of 1,000 Adults nationwide was conducted on December 22, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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