Poll Shows Americans Prefer "Merry Christmas" over "Happy Holidays"

24 11 2007

Filed under: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Politics, Republican, Democrat, Christianity

Every year, around Christmas, many companies make the mistake of listening perceivably louder voices that demand a more “tolerant” approach to advertising. They scoff “Merry Christmas” for, “Happy Holidays,” and in so doing offend a vast majority of Americans.

Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Americans prefer stores to use the phrase “Merry Christmas” in their seasonal advertising rather than the generic “Happy Holidays.” A Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,000 adults finds that just 23% prefer the “Happy Holidays” greeting.

Some companies are listening to their shoppers, others aren’t.

The sharp difference, though not surprising, was between Republicans and Democrats.

Eighty-five percent (85%) of Republicans report a preference for “Merry Christmas.” However, 61% of Democrats hold the same view.

Following the Merry-Christmas-preference views, most Americans believe Christian holiday symbols should be displayed on public land.

Seventy-eight percent (78%) of all Americans believe that Christian holiday symbols such as a baby lying in a manger should be allowed on public land while only 9% disagree. That view is shared by 93% of Republicans, 67% of Democrats. Court rulings that prohibit or limit such displays may be one reason many Americans believe the Supreme Court is too hostile towards religion.

If anyone is still unable chooses not to see which party is more hostile to religion, nothing will suffice. Democrats typically support Leftist groups such as the ACLU, Americans United for Destruction of Religion, MoveOn.org, etc, who are not known for their defense of Christianity in any context, much less Christian symbols on public land.

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