By more than 20 percentage points (59 to 36 percent) a majority of Americans prefer the greeting “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays,” according to a new Knights of Columbus-Marist poll.
The nearly 6 in 10 (59 percent) who prefer Merry Christmas is slightly higher than last year’s 57 percent.
Political correctness has pushed the traditional Christmas greeting out of the season. Office Christmas parties are now “holiday” parties. Christmas break is now “winter break” and retail store greeters say “Happy Holidays” instead of Merry Christmas. This poll shows those PC dolts just how wrong they are.
How the survey was conducted:
This survey of 1,074 adults was conducted November 6th through November 9th, 2017 by The Marist Poll. Adults 18 years of age and older residing in the contiguous United States were contacted on landline or mobile numbers and interviewed in English by telephone using live interviewers. The results were balanced to reflect the 2013 American Community Survey 1-year estimates for age, gender, income, race, and region. Results are statistically significant within ±3.0 percentage points. The error margin increases for cross-tabulations.