With the hype, commercialism, and pagan roots of Christmas, it’s natural to question what Christians really believe about Christmas. A group of 110,000 or more Bible readers were offered the opportunity to contribute in four polls about Christmas, and below are the results.
- 25 Percent of Christians do not believe in celebrating Christmas.
- 83 Percent of Christians do not believe December 25 is when Jesus Christ was born.
- 64 Percent of Christians are not OK with letting kids believe in Santa Claus.
- 39 Percent of Christians are not OK with having a Christmas tree in a church building.
This report summarizes four separate polls about Christmas, conducted in December 2012 from is King James Bible Facebook page.
Yes – 71% (95 people)
No – 25% (33 people)
Not sure – 2% (3 people)
134 people answered among 1,277 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
Most Bible-reading Christians say ‘Yes’, Christians should celebrate Christmas. Nearly three times as many Bible-reading Christians say they should celebrate Christmas than those who do not. However, it is significant that 1/4 of Bible-reading Christians indicating that Christians should not celebrate Christmas.
Sample comments from those in favor:
“It’s good to celebrate xmas as a season for the whole world”
“That is the day Jesus was born. Of course.”
“Why wouldn’t it be good for believers to celebrate the birth of our Saviour???”
“Yes! This is our Celebration of Jesus’ Birthday! There isn’t anything else to say.”
Sample comments from those NOT in favor:
“Xmas is for the world not for Christians.”
“Christians should not celebrate Christmas. If God really wanted us to celebrate His birthday He would not have made it so mysterious for us. We are encouraged to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ everyday.”
“To Me Celebrating Christmas Is Worshiping Idols As Indicated In Jeremiah 10”
“What do presents, shiny lights, a tree, and a fat santa claus have to do with Jesus Christ?”
251 people answered among 4,440 who saw the post. Asked on December 7, 2012.
A vast majority of Bible-readers do not believe December 25th is the true birthday of Jesus, but many are still in support of celebrating it. Nearly 7 times more of the Bible readers believe December 25th is not Jesus Christ’s birthday than those who do.
The results show extreme opinions with few responses in between. More than twice as many Bible readers believe that it is ‘definitely’ not OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus. However, it is also significant that one third of Bible readers think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus.
189 people answered among 3,114 who saw the post. Asked on December 20, 2012.
Christians are divided on this issue. Christmas trees in church sanctuaries and lobbies seem to be a common occurrence during the Christmas holiday season and this poll indicates that 39 percent disagree with having them there.
186 people answered among 2,249 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.
These four polls were conducted in December 2012, using the King James Bible Facebook page. The most interesting statistics are listed at the top of the page in red. While the poll data shows differences of opinion about Christmas, the comments pointed to a unifying belief in celebrating Jesus Christ, which represents salvation, forgiveness, and hope of eternal life.
The demographics of the 110,000+ users of this page are as follows:
- 100% have ‘liked’ the King James Bible Facebook Page. Mostly scriptures are posted to the page. We can presume the users are Bible readers.
- 96% reported they are Christians
- 82% reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years
- 79% reported having read the entire Bible at least once.
- Female 59.5% / Male 40.1%
- 65% live in the United States.
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