PRRI/RNS Religion News Survey, December 2010

Data Archive > U.S. Surveys > General Population > National > Public Religion Research Institute > Analysis


Q5 (Weighted by WEIGHT)

Do you think stores and businesses should greet their customers with ‘Happy Holidays' or ‘Seasons Greetings' instead of ‘Merry Christmas' out of respect for people of different faiths, or not?
  1) Yes, should
  2) No, should not
  99) Don't know/Refused

Category Frequency Percentage Cumulative Percentage
Yes, should 436 43.6% 43.6%
No, should not 493 49.3% 92.9%
Don't know/Refused 71 7.1% 100%

Variable Comparisons

Age (I-AGE)

18-29 30-39 40-49 50-64 65+ Missing TOTAL
Yes, should 50.8%
91
43.7%
83
50.3%
91
40.5%
107
35.4%
58

5
44.0%
430
No, should not 45.8%
82
44.2%
84
48.1%
87
50.8%
134
56.1%
92

13
49.0%
479
Don't know/Refused 3.4%
6
12.1%
23
1.7%
3
8.7%
23
8.5%
14

2
7.1%
69
TOTAL 100.0%
179
100.0%
190
100.0%
181
100.0%
264
100.0%
164

20

978


Education (I-EDUC)

Less than high school diploma High school complete (grade 12) Some college, but no degree Associates degree College graduate/Bachelors degree Postgraduate Degree, such as Master's, PH.D., MD, JD Missing TOTAL
Yes, should 45.8%
33
41.9%
117
40.9%
79
50.6%
43
45.0%
103
46.6%
61

0
44.1%
436
No, should not 51.4%
37
50.9%
142
52.8%
102
45.9%
39
46.3%
106
42.7%
56

11
48.7%
482
Don't know/Refused 2.8%
2
7.2%
20
6.2%
12
3.5%
3
8.7%
20
10.7%
14

1
7.2%
71
TOTAL 100.0%
72
100.0%
279
100.0%
193
100.0%
85
100.0%
229
100.0%
131

12

989


Political party (I-PARTYID)

Republican Democrat Independent Other party Missing TOTAL
Yes, should 29.5%
85
58.1%
194
42.1%
133
50.0%
5

20
44.0%
417
No, should not 64.2%
185
35.6%
119
50.6%
160
20.0%
2

27
49.2%
466
Don't know/Refused 6.3%
18
6.3%
21
7.3%
23
30.0%
3

7
6.9%
65
TOTAL 100.0%
288
100.0%
334
100.0%
316
100.0%
10

54

948


Region (I-REGION)

North East Midwest South West TOTAL
Yes, should 58.1%
108
36.4%
80
41.0%
151
43.2%
98
43.7%
437
No, should not 33.3%
62
55.9%
123
53.5%
197
48.5%
110
49.2%
492
Don't know/Refused 8.6%
16
7.7%
17
5.4%
20
8.4%
19
7.2%
72
TOTAL 100.0%
186
100.0%
220
100.0%
368
100.0%
227

1001


Religion (I-RELIGION)

Protestant Catholic Jewish Muslim Something else Nothing in particular Missing TOTAL
Yes, should 34.5%
152
55.3%
131
53.3%
8
80.0%
4
42.2%
43
53.6%
90

9
44.3%
428
No, should not 58.2%
256
38.8%
92
40.0%
6
0.0%
0
53.9%
55
40.5%
68

15
49.3%
477
Don't know/Refused 7.3%
32
5.9%
14
6.7%
1
20.0%
1
3.9%
4
6.0%
10

9
6.4%
62
TOTAL 100.0%
440
100.0%
237
100.0%
15
100.0%
5
100.0%
102
100.0%
168

33

967


Sex (I-SEX)

Male Female TOTAL
Yes, should 38.6%
187
48.3%
249
43.6%
436
No, should not 54.3%
263
44.5%
229
49.2%
492
Don't know/Refused 7.0%
34
7.2%
37
7.1%
71
TOTAL 100.0%
484
100.0%
515

999