December 20, 2011
12/20: Battle of the Season’s Greetings: Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays
Nearly two-thirds of adults nationally — 64% — think people should say, “Merry Christmas” during the holiday season while more than three in ten — 31% — believe the appropriate greeting is “Happy Holidays.” Four percent are unsure.
When Marist last reported it in 2010, 61% thought “Merry Christmas” should convey the greetings of the season while 35% believed “Happy Holidays” did the trick. Five percent, at that time, were unsure.
This poll was released in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus. To learn more, click here.