Saturday, December 26, 2015

Majority in U.S. Want Christmas in Schools: Poll

The latest Rasmussen survey shows that 82% of parents want Christmas to be celebrated in American public schools; only 15% of Americans object.  In fact, only 12% of Americans say that there's too much religion in public schools.
“Regrettably, there has been a troubling effort by some in America to ban any and all Christmas celebrations and traditions from the public arena. These attacks on Christmas clearly violate the rights of religious expression our Founding Fathers deliberately provided for us in the Constitution.”
-- Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado)
For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Kentucky School Censors 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Play

Christmas Tree Flyer Censored by New Hampshire School Supt.

Atheists Help Liberal Schools in Oregon Ban Christmas Choirs

Christmas Parties Banned at Univ. of Tennessee

Mississippi Town Defies Atheists' Anti-Christmas Demands

Texas School Supt. Tells Atheists to Go Fly a Kite

Also read Let us Pray in School: It's the Law in Missouri

-- From "76 percent of Americans approve of Christmas in public schools, as do 82 percent of parents" by Jennifer Harper, The Washington Times 12/19/15

Another 61 percent overall believe there should be more religion in those schools. Another 54 percent say there’s not enough religion in the public schools; 70 percent of Republicans, 61 percent of the parents and 44 percent of Democrats agree. . . .

Rasmussen Reports notes that the findings are virtually unchanged from similar surveys in recent years.

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From "Americans Want Christmas, More Religion in Schools" posted at Rasmussen Reports 12/15/15

Support for more religion in school appears to mostly concern Christianity. In March, 96% of Americans felt Christmas should be observed in schools, while 75% said the same of Easter. There was significantly less support for observing the major Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist holidays in schools.

Seventy-one percent (71%) think Christmas should be more about Jesus Christ than about Santa Claus.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of Americans favor prayer in public school. Seventy-three percent (73%) support giving parents a choice between a school that allows prayer and one that does not.

The survey of Adults was conducted on December 10 and 13, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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Click headlines below for typical public school reactions to public opinion:

School Cancels Santa Claus Christmas after Jewish Mom Complains

Angry Muslims Storm New Jersey School Board Demanding Holidays

'Allahu Akbar' Taught in Minnesota School for Christmas