Results for - Christmas - Pagan origins?

1,755 voters participated in this survey

1. I recently found out that Christmas has pagan origins that date beyond the birth of Christ and therefore is not really a Christian holiday. Were you aware of this?

Yes
34%
601 votes
No
45%
793 votes
Unsure
13%
232 votes
I do not celebrate Christmas.
4%
72 votes
Other
3%
57 votes

2. Did you know that the majority of Christmas traditions, such as decorating a tree with lights and round ornaments, originated as an act of worship of pagan sun gods? Does knowing this bother you, if you consider yourself a Christian?

I knew this, and I do not celebrate Christmas/never celebrated it because of this.
4%
76 votes
I did not know, and it does not concern me.
38%
661 votes
I did not know, and it upsets me and/or makes me want to find out more.
5%
87 votes
I knew this, but it does not bother or upset me and I still celebrate Christmas.
32%
559 votes
I have never celebrated Christmas.
4%
70 votes
Other or N/A
17%
302 votes

3. If you celebrate Christmas, do you also consider yourself a Christian?

I am a Christian, and I celebrate Christmas.
56%
975 votes
I am a Christian, but I do not celebrate Christmas.
4%
71 votes
I celebrate Christmas, but I am not a Christian.
20%
349 votes
I am neither a Christian, nor do I celebrate Christmas.
6%
105 votes
Other or N/A
15%
255 votes

4. Do you think it is acceptable for Christians who are not Jewish to celebrate Hannukah rather than Christmas?

Yes
32%
554 votes
No
17%
302 votes
Undecided
32%
553 votes
N/A
20%
346 votes

5. Did you know that the Holy Bible commands against decorating a tree in Jeremiah 10:2-4 ("Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.")? What do you think about it?

I was not aware, and I am unsure what to think.
22%
394 votes
I am aware, but I do not fully understand the meaning of the passages.
8%
138 votes
I am aware and do not celebrate Christmas (because of this, or other reasons).
4%
62 votes
Undecided/I think it may have a different meaning.
17%
307 votes
I do not care either way/I do not read the Bible.
21%
364 votes
Other
5%
80 votes
N/A
23%
410 votes
11/06/2015 Seasons 1755 62 Anonymous

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