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Monday, December 23, 2019

Secular Christmas

Many posts have discussed the role of religion in American life.  The role may be diminishing.

A December Gallup poll shows that the percentage describing their Christmas celebrations as "strongly religious" has dropped to 35%, down from about half in Gallup's prior measures in 2005 and 2010. Conversely, among those who celebrate Christmas, 26% say their celebrations are "not too religious." This represents an increase of 10 percentage points over the past decade -- and mirrors the percentage of Americans who say religion is "not very important" in their life.