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Clarus Poll: Christmas Trees or Holiday Trees?

AMERICANS FAVOR CALLING THEM “CHRISTMAS” TREES, NOT “HOLIDAY” TREES

What should we call those publicly displayed green trees, wide at the bottom and pointy at the top, colorfully decorated with blinking lights, ornaments and tinsel?

According to a new Clarus Poll: 80 percent of Americans say forget about political correctness and call them “Christmas” trees!

Only 12 percent of Americans say they should be called “Holiday” trees.

The Clarus Poll also found:

  • A wide partisan divide: More Republicans (95 percent) picked “Christmas” trees than did Democrats (65 percent) or independents (85 percent).
  • A few more women (82%) than men (78%), and a few more people 45 or older (83 percent) than people under 45 (76 percent), like calling them “Christmas” trees.
  • More whites (85%) than racial minorities (66 percent) picked “Christmas” trees.


The poll, conducted by Clarus Research Group, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based survey company, was based on a scientifically-selected sample of 1,100 U.S. adults nationwide. The poll was conducted Dec. 5-7, 2012, by live telephone interviewers, landline and cell. Margin of error is 2.95 percent.

QUESTION ASKED AND TOPLINE RESULTS:

Do you think decorated trees that are publicly displayed should be called "Christmas Trees" or "Holiday Trees"
- Christmas Trees 80%
- Holiday Trees 12%
- Don't know/no answer 2%