(RightIsRight.co) – 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.
Seventy-five percent of Americans say people have forgotten the real meaning of Christmas, according to an Ipsos poll released Thursday. https://t.co/LVcKWG2Zbv
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) December 15, 2022