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82% Favor Celebrating At Least Some Religious Holidays in School

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Despite continuing legal challenges, more adults than ever favor the celebration of all religions in the public schools. Most also still believe religious displays should be permitted on public land.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 82% of American adults think at least some religious holidays should be celebrated in public school. That includes 50% who believe all religious holidays should be celebrated. Just 15% think public schools should not recognize any religious holidays.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on November 29-30, 2012 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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