A large minority of Americans believe that there is a “War on Christmas” taking place in the United States, with Baby Boomers being the most likely to believe that the Christian holiday is under attack.
According to a recent poll conducted by YouGov, 42 percent of Americans agree with the statement that “No other religion has their religious holidays attacked or persecuted to the same extent Christians do.” By contrast, 28 percent of respondents disagreed with the statement.
“People who are 55 and older are especially likely (50%) to agree with this, while millennials ages 18 to 34 tend to be split: 34% agree, while 30% disagree,” noted YouGov.
When asked outright if there is a “War on Christmas” taking place in the United States, 39 percent of respondents agreed, 33 percent disagreed, and 21 percent neither agreed nor disagreed.
Critics of the “War on Christmas” narrative include the liberal group Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which labeled the concept “bogus.”
“Do you want a cookie for saying ‘Merry Christmas’? Christianity is still not under attack if some people would rather say, ‘Happy Holidays,’” noted Americans United in a 2016 piece.
“The ironic part of this ‘War on Christmas’ debacle is that so many Religious Right folks swear they’re being victimized by a country where a growing number of people are adopting a secular outlook, while insisting that there’s only one proper way to celebrate Christmas – their way.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Gryboski