Republicans believe people are more likely to say “Merry Christmas” this year

Hoang NguyenData Journalist
December 03, 2017, 3:00 PM GMT+0

But most believe this year’s holiday greetings will be no different from years past

Two months ago, President Trump promised to bring “Merry Christmas” back this year and to some, he’s starting to deliver. YouGov Omnibus research reveals that nearly a quarter of Americans (24%) believe that people are more likely to say “Merry Christmas” this year than in past years and none hold this thought more strongly than the President’s own party.

Two groups in particular are responding to the President’s call to make the holidays about Christmas again. Republicans (47%) and those over the age of 55 (32%) lead other respondents when it comes to thinking that people are “more likely” to say “Merry Christmas” this year. The general public is less enthusiastic – only 24% say that people will be “more likely” this year than any other. Democrats and older millennials between the ages of 25 and 34 are the least likely (16%) to think there will be more Christmas greetings this year.

A majority of Americans (47%) still think that people are just as likely to greet one with the seasonal greeting this year. That includes more than a third of Republicans (35%), but Democrats (56%) lead in this sentiment. Few (14%) say that people will actually be “less likely” to wish someone “Merry Christmas” this year.

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