Rasmussen Reports survey finds Americans still love Christmas
Most Americans still support national celebrations of Christmas, a new poll has revealed.
The latest Rasmussen Reports survey asked the public how they feel about he annual Christian holiday.
The poll found that Americans are overwhelmingly in favor of allowing Christmas celebrations in schools and other public places.
It also revealed that most Americans believe religious faith makes the world a better place.
Rasmussen’s national telephone and online survey shows that 50 percent of American Adults think the United States would be a better place if most people attended religious services on a regular basis.
Just nine percent say regular religious attendance would make America worse off, while 32% feel it would have no impact.
The survey of 1,000 U.S. American Adults was conducted on December 9 and 12, 2021 by Rasmussen Reports.
The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.
To see survey question wording, click here.
The news comes amid an increasing push from the Left to label Christmas celebrations as “offensive.”
This year, celebrations in the village of Washington Park, Illinois, we sabotaged by leftists for the third year in a row.
The village holds an annual tree-lighting ceremony in honor of Christmas.
However, the south Chicago suburb’s event faced another setback this Christmas.
In 2019, a driver mowed down the Washington Park display.
In 2020, someone ripped the banner down.
After Christmas that same year, the tree was set on fire, according to Block Club Chicago.
Earlier this month, in between the official lighting that took place on the Saturday night and the following morning, the 30-foot tree was set on fire by an unidentified person.
’Tis the season! @mbmhmc lights the tree in Washington Park. pic.twitter.com/mRrtEUlQ0J
— Mack Liederman (@mack_liederman) December 4, 2021
Shortly before the fire was started, community volunteers who were helping with holiday decorations on Saturday afternoon were also the victims of theft, adding to the chaos in what was further reported by Fox 32 Chicago WFLD-TV.
“The women told investigators they were decorating a fence on Saturday afternoon in Bronzeville when a group of people got out of a white SUV and took their wallets and purses, then took off,” according to the report.
While questions lingered about the intention and source of the fire, surveillance footage obtained by Block Club Chicago from a nearby store indicates the tree was deliberately targeted.
The group decided to counter the anti-Christmas attacks by spreading good cheer by decorating homes in the following days.
The Chicago Chamber of Commerce said the city is also involved and intends to help replace the tree this weekend.
An investigation is still underway and a suspect responsible for the arson has yet to be determined.