I prefer MERRY CHRISTMAS

@laglen (19782)
United States
November 30, 2009 8:19pm CST
Americans by a huge majority prefer "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays" as a greeting at this, the Christmas, season of the year. That's according to Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,000 adults on Nov. 20-21, producing a result with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence. The national telephone survey revealed 72 percent of adults prefer "Merry Christmas" on signs greeting them with a seasonal message. Only 22 percent wanted "Happy Holidays." The survey revealed older Americans favor "Merry Christmas" more than younger adults. Married adults like the traditional greeting more than unmarrieds. Americans by a huge majority prefer "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays" as a greeting at this, the Christmas, season of the year. That's according to Rasmussen Reports, which surveyed 1,000 adults on Nov. 20-21, producing a result with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent with a 95 percent level of confidence. The national telephone survey revealed 72 percent of adults prefer "Merry Christmas" on signs greeting them with a seasonal message. Only 22 percent wanted "Happy Holidays." The survey revealed older Americans favor "Merry Christmas" more than younger adults. Married adults like the traditional greeting more than unmarrieds. And there is a partisan gap. "Perhaps inevitably as with much of what is polled by Rasmussen Reports, there is a partisan difference on the question," explained the analysis of the results. "Nine-one percent of Republicans and 70 percent of adults not affiliated with either major political party like store signs that wish them a 'Merry Christmas,' compared to just 58 percent of Democrats." The report said a year ago, 68 percent of all adults wanted holiday signs reading "Merry Christmas" while 25 percent preferred "Happy Holidays." Which do you prefer?
4 responses
• United States
4 Dec 09
I prefer to say Merry Christmas. Even though the catholic church tried to combine pagan holiday traditions with Christmas that is why a lot of people don't see the difference. With all the buzz about Santa Claus and getting Xmas tree. Many people are not Christians so they don't see how Christ first into the holiday. Merry Christmas will be my response to happy holidays Now they are talking about not saying Happy Thanksgiving anymore as well..... The Thanksgiving parade is now the holiday parade. All holidays that entail giving thanks to God or remembering Christ are being put into the holidays.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Dec 09
sad isnt it?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
1 Dec 09
i prefer merry christmas because it points out to the real meaning of christmas. however, it is not politically correct here in canada to wish that due to the influx of nations that have come to make their home canada. but i say, lets keep Christ in christmas!!!
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Dec 09
YAY! CHRISTmas!
@wlee9696 (595)
• United States
1 Dec 09
I prefer Merry Christmas because hey it's the Christmas Holiday. I think it is interesting that most Americans prefer it as well. Happy Holidays could pertain to any holiday - this is Christmas - let's call it what it is.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Dec 09
Amen
• United States
1 Dec 09
I prefer "Happy Holidays." I think it is a wonderful greeting. It also sounds good. It is joyful. Peppier than the other. It's interesting that only 25 percent preferred it. But it is still a popular saying. That is interesting that you prefer Merry Christmas. Do you fit into one of the categories? I don't think I do. What is a partisan gap? This all has to do with statistics. Huh. I don't remember if I took statistics. It is a very nice thing to study. And be a part of. It has relevance in society and measures things. Also people have nice jobs because of it. It is good because it makes data known. Some people may say they prefer other things. But I think that it is ok. Just not to measure some things.
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
5 Dec 09
I prefer Merry Christmas because that what it is. Does it offend you? I do not mean that in a bad way, just curious.