Results for - Pros & Cons of Santa Claus

1,908 voters participated in this survey

Is Santa Claus good for children?

1. Do you think children should be taught to believe in Santa Claus?

Yes
48%
907 votes
No
14%
267 votes
Undecided
14%
258 votes
Do the traditions but tell them it's just pretend
12%
227 votes
Not Applicable or I don't care
12%
235 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
14 votes

2. If you are pro-Santa, why?

Harmless fun
39%
753 votes
Children will behave better
12%
231 votes
Children need to believe in magical things
35%
661 votes
Tradition/part of Christmas
43%
824 votes
Good way to give anonymous gifts and be selfless
18%
334 votes
Don't want them to spoil it for other people's kids
15%
290 votes
N/A - children shouldn't believe in Santa
20%
380 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
31 votes

3. If you are against telling children that Santa exists, why?

It's wrong to lie
11%
214 votes
Should focus on God/Jesus
13%
239 votes
Children will think they can get whatever they want
8%
151 votes
Too commercial/materialistic
12%
229 votes
I don't celebrate Christmas, and that includes Santa
4%
82 votes
N/A - Santa is great
65%
1,244 votes
Other (please specify)
2%
29 votes

4. I want to raise my children without Santa, the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy, but I haven't told my relatives yet. Do you think I will get backlash from friends and family for this?

Yes
43%
824 votes
No
10%
190 votes
Undecided
16%
310 votes
Who cares? Do what you want
31%
584 votes

5. When I was little, "Santa" gave me a beautiful wooden bunk bed for my baby dolls. I learned years later that a family member MADE the doll bed BY HAND custom for me, and I appreciated it so much more. What about you? As a child, what kind of gift would have made you feel most thankful and loved?

A gift made by Santa's elves
32%
609 votes
A gift made or purchased by a regular person
39%
742 votes
N/A
29%
557 votes
12/04/2015 Parenting 1908 70 By: stocksmgabata

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