Saturday, December 25, 2010
Time out! Christmas is an appropriate time to take a break from the political and social battles that dominate the landscape the rest of the year. After all, it's still the nation’s most important holiday as far as Americans are concerned, edging the Fourth of July.
More than eight-out of ten Americans celebrate Christmas and 70% do so primarily as a religious holiday honoring the birthday of Jesus. Among those who celebrate Christmas, 81% believe Jesus Christ is the son of God sent to Earth to die for our sins.
But the commercial aspects of the holiday season add a strong element of stress to this peaceful time of year. Our final shopping survey late last week found that one-in-three adults still had holiday gift shopping left to do with only a couple days until Christmas. Seventeen percent (17%) hadn’t even begun shopping yet.
That stress probably helps explain why 45% of Adults say they are having difficulty getting into the Christmas spirit this year.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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