Looks like all of those war on Christmas soldiers will be getting coal this year. According to a new survey by Rasmussen, the vast majority of Americans still prefer signs in stores that say Merry Christmas rather than ones reading Happy Holidays.
The Rasmussen Reports national survey found that 66 percent of American Adults prefer Merry Christmas, while just 21 percent like Happy Holidays instead and 13 percent are undecided.
When we dive a little deeper into the trend, it would appear that the anti-Christmas forces are losing ground. Last year, 60 percent of Americans said they celebrate Christmas primarily as a religious holiday and 57 percent said they attended religious service during the holiday season.
This year, however, 67 percent think Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than about Santa Claus, while 17 percent believe the holiday should be more about the jolly fat man in red, and 17 percent are undecided.
To Christians, it is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and according to both Rasmussen and Gallup, from 2010 to 2012, on average between 76 percent to 81 percent of American adults say that Christmas is a religious holiday celebrating the birth of their Christ. Worth noting, when combining the findings from the two notable pollsters, between 76 percent and 81 percent — on average — believe that their faith is important in their everyday lives, a trend that is rising again in America.
In terms of gauging religion in America, it gets ever worse for secular progressives, because many Christian denominations do not celebrate Christmas yet still believe in the Christ. In America, according to Rasmussen, 74 percent believe Jesus was the son of God and 77 percent believe he rose from the dead, which is of course celebrated on Easter.
Last year, Gallup found a whopping 95 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, with 51 percent saying it is “a strongly religious” celebration, while 31 percent characterize it as “religious or somewhat religious.” Christmas consistently ranks first as Americans most-favored holiday in both pollsters’ surveys.
Taking the polling in concert, the findings do not leave very many who oppose or are offended by the holiday, yet we are still subjected to the War on Christmas every year through lawsuits and vocal protest and attacks, truly the quintessential tyranny of the minority.
I will update these numbers as we get more data throughout the final weeks of the Christmas season.
Merry Christmas America!