How Americans Celebrate Christmas, According To Statistics

Nearly half of Americans either don’t celebrate Christmas or do celebrate it as a cultural holiday and not a religious one. Pew Research released data Wednesday on how Americans celebrate Christmas, according to a survey conducted December 3-8 of 2,001 adults.

1. 92% of Americans celebrate Christmas.

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2. Among those who celebrate Christmas, nearly a third say Christmas is more of a cultural holiday than a religious holiday.

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3. The older people are, the more likely they are to celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday.

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4. People did more to celebrate Christmas when they were kids.

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5. Most people look forward to spending time with family and friends.

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6. Not nearly enough people hate the crowds while shopping.

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7. The chance someone will buy gifts for friends or family goes up the more money people make, unless they make more than $100,000, then it actually goes down just a little bit.

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8. Being a parent increases the likelihood someone will put up a Christmas tree or send out Christmas cards.

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9. Parents in their 30s and 40s are more likely to have children who believe in Santa than parents in their 20s.

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See the full results of the survey here.

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