65% Of Americans Want More Jesus In Christmas

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Only 65%? Too Low!

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.

Morgan Mayhew
Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.