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67% Say Christmas Should Be More About Jesus Than Santa Claus

Friday, December 13, 2013

With the increasing commercialization of Christmas, the religious importance of the holiday often gets buried - but not in the minds of most Americans.

Sixty-seven percent (67%) of American Adults still think Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than about Santa Claus. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 17% believe the holiday should be more about the jolly fat man in red. Another 17% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1000 American Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2013 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.

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