Morning Buzz | “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays”

In today's buzz, evangelical college students join #HandsUpWalkOut, Jeb Bush "actively explores" a presidential run in 2016, and the Vatican releases a five-year report on American nuns. … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays

The battle of “Merry Christmas” vs. “Happy Holidays” is feistier than ever this year. Our latest public opinion numbers on holiday greetings and festivities. … [Read more...]

PRRI-RNS Holiday Survey Gains National Media Attention

In case you missed it, PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, received significant national media coverage this week! … [Read more...]

Polarized Holiday Shopping: Are you Target and Starbucks, or Wal-Mart and Dunkin’ Donuts?

Packed parking lots, long lines, and crowds of customers make shopping one of the most visible hallmarks of the holiday season across the country. This year, Americans who celebrate Christmas plan to purchase gifts totaling an average of $914, according to PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service. … [Read more...]

War on Christmas? More Americans OK With “Happy Holidays”

PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, finds nearly half (49 percent) of Americans agree that stores and businesses should, out of respect for people of different faiths, greet their customers with “happy holidays” or “season’s greetings” instead of “merry Christmas.” Check out our Graphic of the Week, which breaks down patterns of support for the different greetings by age, political affiliation and religion! … [Read more...]

Americans’ Belief in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Sees Significant Drop

Today's Buzz covers Americans' feelings toward the holiday season, C.S. Lewis's enduring legacy, and whether it really is the end of the world as we know it! … [Read more...]

PRRI Releases New Holiday Poll, Finds More Americans Prefer “Happy Holidays” to “Merry Christmas”

PRRI’s latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just today, uncovers a number of key findings on Americans’ opinions about the holiday season. … [Read more...]

Do You Believe? Americans Less Likely to Believe in Historical Accuracy of Christmas Story Than a Decade Ago

My latest column for Huffington Post Religion explores the findings of PRRI's latest survey, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service and released just this morning, on the drop in the number of Americans who believe the Bible's Christmas story is historically accurate. … [Read more...]

Poll: Christmas is a Commercial Holiday, Not a Sacred Holy Day, For Many

Cathy Lynn Grossman's latest for The Washington Post highlights the findings of PRRI's most recent report, conducted in partnership with Religion News Service, which explores Americans' feelings toward the holiday season. … [Read more...]


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