Two in three Americans think we should put Jesus back in the Christmas season.
According to a new study by Lifeway Research, 65% of Americans admitted that they believe “Christmas should be more about Jesus.”
But, while that number may seem strong, it actually represents a steep decline: just four years ago, Lifeway found that 79% of Americans think Jesus should have a larger role in the celebration of his birth.
The shift, however, doesn’t mean more people oppose Jesus being a part of Christmas: the biggest shift came from people who used to believe Christmas should be more about Jesus but now “don’t know.”
That follows a current trend, where Americans are increasingly giving up on organized religion… despite still espousing a belief in a higher power.
It also follows trends in secularized Europe, where just 1 in 4 go to church regularly.