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Theos Christmas Poll

Public poll on attitudes towards keeping Christ in Christmas conducted on behalf of Theos published 5 October 2009

Date Published: 05 Oct 2009

Categories: Public and communities | Social | UK


The results of a poll of over a thousand adults, published today by Theos, reveal that the overwhelming majority of people in Britain want to keep Christ in Christmas.
In the poll, conducted by ComRes in May 2009, 84 per cent of those interviewed disagreed with the statement that 'Christmas should be re-named to reflect our multi-cultural society'. 85% agreed that 'Christmas should be called Christmas because we are still a Christian country'.
Commenting on the results of the poll, Nick Spencer, Director of Studies at Theos, said: 'The results of this research underline what most people instinctively know. There remains enormous and genuine affection for both the Christian festival of Christmas and the values underpinning it.'

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