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Poll: Most Americans Not Worried If Stores Say 'Merry Christmas'

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By    |   Thursday, 14 December 2017 01:23 PM

A majority of Americans are not concerned about whether stores and businesses say "Merry Christmas" or some other non-religious greeting, according to a Pew Research Center poll.

According to the poll:

  • 52 percent said it doesn't matter which holiday greeting they are given.
  • 32 percent said they would prefer "Merry Christmas."
  • 15 percent said they would prefer a non-religious greeting such as "Happy Holidays."

Breaking down the poll's results by party, more Republicans feel strongly about "Merry Christmas."

  • 54 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats prefer "Merry Christmas."
  • 38 percent of Republicans and 61 percent of Democrats said it does not matter.

According to Pew, people are less concerned now than they were in 2012. At that time 43 percent said they preferred "Merry Christmas" and 45 percent said that it did not matter.

Ninety percent of those who took the poll said they celebrate Christmas, while 51 percent of those who took the poll said they would attend religious services on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

The poll was conducted from Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 among U.S. adults, according to the Pew report.

President Donald Trump has said that political correctness led to a "war on Christmas." He has said during his campaign and his presidency that "Americans will be saying ‘Merry Christmas' again," according to The Hill.

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