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A new report says Christmas the USA is becoming less religious. Nine of ten Americans celebrate Christmas, but only about half think it is a religious holiday. The report is the Pew Research Center. It asked 2,001 adults their opinions Christmas. Just over half of those questioned thought Christmas was a religious celebration, while 32 per cent said it was, "more a cultural holiday". Greg Smith from Pew Research said: "Younger adults are less likely than older adults to see Christmas as a religious rather than cultural holiday. They're less likely to say they will attend [church ] Christmas…and they are less likely to believe the virgin birth."

People are also changing what they say to each other Christmas and what they write cards. More and more people are choosing to say "Happy Holidays" instead "Merry Christmas". This is because there are also non-Christian holidays happening the same time as Christmas. Many people want to include all holidays their holiday wishes. The research also found that 79 per cent Americans will watch a Christmas movie, but only 59 per cent will go to church. Just 36 per cent will read the Christmas story the Bible. The average amount money people spend Christmas is $914. Ten per cent Americans spend $2,000. People most look forward to spending time their family.

 


 
 
 

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