Do most people see Christmas as a religious or cultural holiday? I'm interested in a global perspective, but the research I was able to find is limited to my native country: the United States.
Half of Americans (51%) see Christmas as a religious holiday, while 32% say it is a cultural holiday. Others (9%) say it is both religious and cultural, or neither one. Some (7%) don't celebrate Christmas, and a few (1%) sometimes celebrate Christmas or declined to answer the question.
The younger the adult, the less likely they are to see Christmas as a religious holiday, with a majority of those under 30 seeing Christmas as a cultural holiday. This is consistent with other research indicating younger Americans are driving the growth of irreligion in the U.S.
“If only practicing Christians can celebrate Christmas, then only Vikings can say Thursday.
Atheist comedian Mitch Benn.