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December 18, 2017

'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays'? Survey says...

Pew Research put the question to American adults

"Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"?

Which greeting do you prefer to receive when you are greeted at the store this time of year?

Facebook poll: What do you want to hear? "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays"

As part of a survey that looked at five facts about Christmas in America and how people celebrate, the people at Pew Research surveyed adult Americans again to see if they had a greeting preference.

Turns out most people (52 percent) say it doesn't really matter. That's 6 percent higher than 2012.

Pew found about a third (32 percent) now choose “merry Christmas” – down considerably from the share who said this five years ago (42 percent).

Republicans are much more likely than Democrats to say they prefer “merry Christmas.”

Read Pew's "Five Facts about Christmas" here.