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The Short Answer
What Percentage of Americans Celebrate Christmas?
The Short Answer

What Percentage of Americans Celebrate Christmas?

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Ninety-three percent of Americans in December 2019 report celebrating Christmas, in line with the level Gallup has recorded over the past quarter century.

Line graph. Nine in 10 Americans have said they celebrated Christmas through Gallup’s trend since 1994.

Near universal observance of Christmas is seen across all gender, age, education and income subgroups of Americans with more than 9 in 10 in each saying they celebrate, and the holiday is also a unifying event for Republicans and Democrats.

The only Americans less likely to observe Christmas are those who say that religion is not very important to them, and among them the figure is 85%. Participation stretches to 96% among those who are "very" and "fairly" religious.

While the overall percentage of Americans celebrating Christmas remains high, fewer today (71%) than a decade ago (82%) say it is a strongly or somewhat religious holiday for them.

For more on this trend, read More Americans Celebrating a Secular Christmas.

Explore Gallup data and articles about religion on Gallup's A-Z page for Religion, and at the Religion topics page.

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