Christmas Less Religious Than It Has Ever Been Says New Poll

12.19.13 | Bob Price

For a significant number of Americans, Christmas has largely lost its religious meaning, according to a new survey by the pew research center. Only half of people who responded to the poll said they considered Christmas a religious holiday. One-third view Christmas as a cultural celebration. Just 54 percent plan to attend religious services on Christmas eve or Christmas day. By contrast, 86 percent say they will gather with  family or friends and buy gifts. The survey is the latest to measure the gulf between many Americans and religious life. About 20 percent of Americans overall say they have no religious affiliation.