By Hemant Mehta
This won’t surprise you: Only Republicans care about the fictional “War on Christmas.”
This might surprise you: Even Republicans don’t really care about the “War on Christmas.”
How do you even measure that? A new poll from Morning Consult finds that, while 56% of Republicans say they would be more likely to shop at stores that explicitly say “Merry Christmas,” 36% said it wouldn’t change their habits at all. Meanwhile, if a store said “Happy Holidays,” 48% of Republicans said it wouldn’t make any difference.
But overall, more Americans than not said it wouldn’t make a bit of difference if a store used the phrase “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” They’re going to shop wherever they feel like it.
Those numbers stand in stark contrast to Democrats, who really don’t give a damn what anyone says in a store, but it hardly some sort of Christmas coup for the GOP. If this is the sort of thing you get worked up about, it probably has more to do with your politics than your faith.
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