Monday, December 28, 2015
The Public's Belief In A War On Christmas
As usual, Fox News and their adherents once again proclaimed a "war on christmas" this year. But is that war a real one? Is saying "happy holidays" really an attack on christmas? Or is it just a way to keep all a store's customers happy -- since you usually don't know if they are christian or not?
Public Policy Polling did a survey to find out what the public thought about this "war on christmas". They questioned 1,267 registered voters on December 16th and 17th, asking them if there was an actual war on christmas (and the survey had a margin of error of 2.8 points).
It turns out that your political beliefs determine in large part whether you believe there's a war on christmas or not. A majority of Republicans (56%) say there is such a war, while a majority of Democrats (55%) say there is not. The general public (42%) and Independents (41%) both have pluralities saying there is no war.
While they haven't been able to convince a majority of Americans that the war on christmas is real, we can expect to hear about it again next year. That's because it's what a lot of Republicans want to hear -- especially evangelicals.