PROOF: Majority of Americans Believe THIS about Christmas

( – Exactly three-quarters of US adults believe that the American people have forgotten the “real meaning of Christmas,” the holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, according to the results of a new poll.

The survey that found 75% of Americans think the nation no longer remembers what Christmas stands for was conducted by pollster Ipsos.

That number includes 42% of the respondents who “strongly agree” and 33% who “somewhat agree” with the statement that people in the United States have forgotten the real meaning of the Christmas holiday.

Only 16% of all Americans disagree with the above statement, and only 6% “disagree strongly.”

Even so, the share of Americans who believe that varies depending on age, religion, and political affiliation.

Thus, Christians are the most likely to agree with the statement – 84% of them believe that Americans have forgotten what one of the most important Christian holidays represents.

Conversely, the number of those who agree with the statement is the lowest among non-religious Americans – 60%, while 24% believe it is untrue.

The other demographics with the highest share of people agreeing that the true meaning of Christmas is now lost to Americans are Republicans – 88%, 52% of them agreeing “strongly,” and people over 50 – 81%.

Among Democrats, 66% agree, as 68% of those aged 18-24 and 66% of those aged 25-34.

The Ipsos survey also established that the “most annoying and/or overplayed” Christmas song in America is Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

It was chosen by 12% of the respondents, while “Jingle Bells” was picked by 6% and “Grandma Got Run over by a Reindeer” by 5%.

Four percent of Americans said all Christmas songs were annoying, while 3% said the same of all Mariah Carey songs.

Almost all respondents – 87% – declared that the most appropriate time for playing Christmas songs in public was “at least after Thanksgiving.”

The survey found that 85% of Americans decorate their homes for Christmas. That number includes 41% who begin to remove the decorations in the first week of January.

The Ipsos poll was conducted among 1,023 adult Americans between December 9 and 11.

For results based on the entire sample of respondents, it has a margin of sampling error of 3.3 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.