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Rasmussen Reports released a survey earlier this week that showed fewer Americans planned to go to church for Christmas, even though most Americans still consider it one of our most important holidays.

Fifty-five percent of American adults polled said they consider Christmas one of our country’s most important holidays. Ten percent said it is one of the least important.

In all, 39 percent of Americans told Rasmussen they’d attend religious services this holiday season. That’s a drop of 10 percent from 49 percent last year. Forty-nine percent said they would not attend a holiday service and 12 percent were not sure.

Among Americans 65 and older, 63 percent said Christmas is one of the most important holidays. Among those under 40, just 45 percent say it is one of the most important holidays.

Twenty-three percent of the younger adults said Christmas is one of the least important holidays. Only two percent of seniors agree.

Black adults said Christmas is an even more important holiday than white and other minorities do and are more likely to attend holiday services.

Author: Jacob Hall