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55 Percent Who Celebrate Christmas View as a Religious Holiday

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Among the 90 percent of Americans who celebrate Christmas, 55 percent view it as a religious holiday. That figure includes 46 percent who see it primarily as a religious celebration and 9 percent who see it as both a religious and cultural event.

The figures are down slightly from 2013, when 58 percent celebrated Christmas in religious terms.

Today, 33 percent celebrate Christmas primarily as a secular or cultural holiday. That’s up a percentage point from four years ago.

The Pew Research Center also found a slight decline in belief of the biblical account of Jesus’ birth. Still, 66 percent believe he was born to a virgin, 75 percent believe he was laid in a manger, 68 percent believe wise men brought him gifts, and 67 percent believe angels announced his birth.

Each weekday, Scott Rasmussen’s Number of the Day explores interesting and newsworthy topics at the intersection of culture, politics, and technology. Columns published on Ballotpedia reflect the views of the author.

Scott Rasmussen is founder and president of the Rasmussen Media Group. He is the author of "Mad as Hell: How the Tea Party Movement Is Fundamentally Remaking Our Two-Party System," "In Search of Self-Governance," and "The People’s Money: How Voters Will Balance the Budget and Eliminate the Federal Debt." Read more reports from Scott Rasmussen — Click Here Now.

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