Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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The Seventh Poll of Christmas: Christmas and Religion

Edit: Question two should read "Christmas eve or Christmas day".


Poll #1654713 Religious Christmas

Is Christmas a religious holiday for you?

Yes
17(24.3%)
No
47(67.1%)
Something else (what?)
6(8.6%)

Will you attend a church service on Christmas eve on Christmas day?

Yes
8(11.4%)
Probably
6(8.6%)
Probably not
9(12.9%)
No
45(64.3%)
Something else (what?)
2(2.9%)

For you does Christmas symbolize the remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ?

Yes
17(24.3%)
No
47(67.1%)
Something else (what?)
6(8.6%)

Do you believe that Jesus Christ was born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem sometime around 2000 years ago?

Yes, I believe all of that
15(21.4%)
I believe in parts of that statement
19(27.1%)
I don't believe any of that statement
25(35.7%)
I'm not sure what to believe about this
9(12.9%)
Something else (what?)
2(2.9%)

Which of the following statements do you agree with (select as many as apply).

Christmas is purely a commercial holiday and had no religious significance for me.
28(12.1%)
I am offended at how a religious holiday like Christmas has become so commercialized.
9(3.9%)
Mention of the word "Christmas" in connection with public events offends me.
2(0.9%)
People who take offence at the mention of the word "Christmas" in connection with public events offend me.
21(9.1%)
We should put "Christ" back in "Christmas."
7(3.0%)
If my community put up a nativity scene in a public place, I would take offence.
7(3.0%)
I see nothing wrong with my community putting up a nativity scene in a public place.
40(17.2%)
Mention of the word "Christmas" in connection with any government event offends the seperation of church and state.
6(2.6%)
I wish that people who take offence to mention of the word "Christmas" would get a life.
34(14.7%)
All non-essential businesses should be closed on Christmas Day.
22(9.5%)
Businesses should have the right to require employees to work on Christmas Day.
8(3.4%)
Christmas should be purely a religious holiday and should not be the subject of any specific legislation.
7(3.0%)
My nation was founded on Christian beliefs and it offends me how this is forgotten in modern public policy and legislation.
6(2.6%)
It offends me how much Christianity is insinuated into public policy and law.
29(12.5%)
I don't agree with any of these statements.
6(2.6%)
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