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68% Celebrate Christmas As A Religious Holiday

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Americans overwhelmingly celebrate the Christmas holiday in their family, and for most it is a religious holiday that honors the birth of Jesus Christ.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 87% of Americans celebrate Christmas in their family, and 68% of these adults celebrate the holiday primarily as a religious one. That’s up eight points from 60% a year ago. For 27%, Christmas is chiefly a secular holiday. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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