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#1428438 --- 12/11/13 08:34 PM 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School
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75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Despite school administrators’ concerns nationwide, Americans strongly believe that Christmas should be a part of public schools. They feel just as strongly that religious symbols should be allowed on public property.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of American Adults think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% disagree, while 10% are not sure.


The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.




Questions - Christmas and Religion - December 9-10, 2013

75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools


National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted December 9-10, 2013


1* What will you be celebrating this holiday season?

2* Should religious symbols like Christmas Nativity scenes, Hanukkah Menorahs and Muslim Crescents be allowed on public land?

3* Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?

4* Should Christmas be more about Jesus or Santa?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

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#1428459 --- 12/12/13 01:29 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Zink]
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Originally Posted By: Zink
75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Despite school administrators’ concerns nationwide, Americans strongly believe that Christmas should be a part of public schools. They feel just as strongly that religious symbols should be allowed on public property.

Seventy-five percent (75%) of American Adults think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% disagree, while 10% are not sure.

The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.

Questions - Christmas and Religion - December 9-10, 2013

75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools


National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted December 9-10, 2013

1* What will you be celebrating this holiday season?
2* Should religious symbols like Christmas Nativity scenes, Hanukkah Menorahs and Muslim Crescents be allowed on public land?
3* Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?
4* Should Christmas be more about Jesus or Santa?

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

Fortunately, the general public is not empowered to interpret constitutional law, otherwise that 75% would be in violation of it.
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#1428461 --- 12/12/13 01:45 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Zink]
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Originally Posted By: Zink
Seventy-five percent (75%) of American Adults think Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Just 15% disagree, while 10% are not sure.
Since 25% of the population are not sure this is a good idea that is certainly a large enough minority to enforce the concept of church and state upon which this nation was founded. In fact, 1% in opposition is enough to not allow it.
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#1428463 --- 12/12/13 01:48 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Zink]
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Originally Posted By: zink
They feel just as strongly that religious symbols should be allowed on public property.

Have you read the Oklahoma Satanists thread? There is your answer.


Edited by kyle585 (12/12/13 01:55 AM)
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#1428464 --- 12/12/13 01:59 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Zink]
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Originally Posted By: Zink
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com...-strongly/?_r=0

Every election cycle has its winners and losers: not just the among the candidates, but also the pollsters.

On Tuesday, polls conducted by the firm Rasmussen Reports — which released more than 100 surveys in the final three weeks of the campaign, including some commissioned under a subsidiary on behalf of Fox News — badly missed the margin in many states, and also exhibited a considerable bias toward Republican candidates.
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#1428465 --- 12/12/13 02:06 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: kyle585]
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Should Hanukah be celebrated in public schools? What about Kwanzaa? Yule? Do you believe in freedom of religion? Or just freedom of YOUR religion? Why should only one religion be celebrated in public school, but not others?

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#1428481 --- 12/12/13 03:54 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Zink
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com...-strongly/?_r=0

Every election cycle has its winners and losers: not just the among the candidates, but also the pollsters.

On Tuesday, polls conducted by the firm Rasmussen Reports — which released more than 100 surveys in the final three weeks of the campaign, including some commissioned under a subsidiary on behalf of Fox News — badly missed the margin in many states, and also exhibited a considerable bias toward Republican candidates.

Rasmussen consistently ranks at or neat the absolute bottom of accuracy ratings of all major pollsters. No surprise there.
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#1428482 --- 12/12/13 03:55 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Silent No Longer]
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Originally Posted By: Silent No Longer
Should Hanukah be celebrated in public schools? What about Kwanzaa? Yule? Do you believe in freedom of religion? Or just freedom of YOUR religion? Why should only one religion be celebrated in public school, but not others?

Release the Kraken!
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#1428483 --- 12/12/13 04:03 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Zink]
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75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in Public Schools


Hmnnn...pretty close to 78.4%. Coincidence, with a 3% moe? You decide.

http://religions.pewforum.org/reports
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#1428484 --- 12/12/13 04:09 AM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Silent No Longer]
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Do you believe in freedom of religion? Or just freedom of YOUR religion? Why should only one religion be celebrated in public school, but not others?


You neglect rationalists. I believe freedom of religion includes freedom from religion, too, and think that what should be celebrated, in the schools that all are forced to pay for, no matter what we believe, is the thing that we can all agree is real: the solstice, and the turning of the year, and the nearer coming of spring. Let's actually be inclusive, and respectful of all, for a change.
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#1428498 --- 12/12/13 12:27 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Silent No Longer]
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Originally Posted By: Silent No Longer
Should Hanukah be celebrated in public schools? What about Kwanzaa? Yule? Do you believe in freedom of religion? Or just freedom of YOUR religion? Why should only one religion be celebrated in public school, but not others?


The answer is yes. They should be. Who ever said that only one religion should be celebrated in public schools. Except the Federal government, of course, that has only chosen to give one religion a national holiday.



Edited by cwjga (12/12/13 12:27 PM)

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#1428499 --- 12/12/13 12:32 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Zink]
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Originally Posted By: Zink
3* Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?

People should be free to celebrate Christmas wherever they happen to be. Why should they have to go to a school
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#1428519 --- 12/12/13 04:10 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: sands]
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Originally Posted By: sands
Originally Posted By: Zink
3* Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?

People should be free to celebrate Christmas wherever they happen to be. Why should they have to go to a school

Public schools are taxpayer funded institutions of education, not worship.

They can hold on to whatever religious beliefs they care to embrace, but their right to subject others to their dogmatic ideas ends at the school roadside.
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#1428524 --- 12/12/13 04:30 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: sands]
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Originally Posted By: sands
Originally Posted By: Zink
3* Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?

People should be free to celebrate Christmas wherever they happen to be. Why should they have to go to a school


Ba-dum-bum...
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#1428531 --- 12/12/13 05:27 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: Sketch]
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And me, without a basket of tomatoes.
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#1428532 --- 12/12/13 05:41 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: sands]
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Originally Posted By: sands
Originally Posted By: Zink
3* Should Christmas be celebrated in public schools?

People should be free to celebrate Christmas wherever they happen to be. Why should they have to go to a school


\:D \:D \:D

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#1428575 --- 12/12/13 10:41 PM Re: 75% Think Christmas Should Be Celebrated in School [Re: kyle585]
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Originally Posted By: kyle585
Originally Posted By: Zink
The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on December 9-10, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC.
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com...-strongly/?_r=0

Every election cycle has its winners and losers: not just the among the candidates, but also the pollsters.

On Tuesday, polls conducted by the firm Rasmussen Reports — which released more than 100 surveys in the final three weeks of the campaign, including some commissioned under a subsidiary on behalf of Fox News — badly missed the margin in many states, and also exhibited a considerable bias toward Republican candidates.

I read an article theorizing why this is the case. Some pollsters get their data through phone interviews. Some pollsters used land lines only to contact people. This excluded a majority of the population and relied heavily on an older population that may not have or use cell phones.
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