Less than half likely to use traditional greeting

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — It’s Christmas time once again: are you offended yet?

A new survey shows very few Americans actually think the “Merry Christmas” greeting is politically incorrect, but most are still likely to say “Happy Holidays” rather than risk offending someone.

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Rasmussen Reports surveyed adults across the nation and found ninety-two percent of Americans say they celebrate Christmas in their family, while just six percent do not observe the holiday.

Analyst Scott Rasmussen joins KFWB’s Ken Jeffries with a closer look at the survey’s results.

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Over one-third of those who say they celebrate Christmas — thirty-six percent — say they feel more comfortable using “Merry Christmas” to a casual acquaintance if the person celebrates some other holiday at this time of year, while fifty-eight percent say they’re more likely to wish that person “Happy Holidays”.

Click here for the complete results of the Rasmussen poll.

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