Saturday, December 29, 2007

Star Tribune distorts poll

Star Tribune distorts poll, saying More people say there should be less of a Christian emphasis placed on the holidays Star Tribune reported While a majority of American adults still believe that Jesus should be the focus of the holiday season, a growing segment of the population disagrees.
But the headline implies the majority want the focus to be less, while really 64% want more focus on Jesus.
A recent poll conducted by the Rasmussen Reports found that 27 percent of respondents said that there should be less of a Christian emphasis on the holidays. That's up 10 percentage points from a year ago when just 17 percent of adults felt that way.

Still, 64 percent of respondents said that the holiday season should focus more on the birth of Jesus. That's down one percentage point from 2006, when 65 percent felt that way, and eight percentage points from two years ago when 72 percent said Jesus should be the reason for the season.
64, 65, or 72%, it is still a significant majority, The "War on Christmas" has not won yet.

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