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

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

 


 
 
 

 

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