The American Public Overwhelmingly Supports Christmas Celebrations in Public Schools
A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports shows that nearly 1,000 respondents overwhelmingly agree that Christmas should be celebrated in public schools. These findings come as a shock to some who argue against public displays of religion.
The survey found that 69% of American Adults believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools, with only 16% disagreeing. The news is likely to infuriate a vocal minority who argue against religious holidays being celebrated in public schools, citing the separation of church and state. However, the separation of church and state was never intended to remove all references to religion from the public square.
Interestingly, the percentage of people who believe Christmas should be celebrated in public schools has decreased from 76% in 2021 to 69% in the recent survey. Notably, New York City Mayor Eric Adams made a strong argument against separating church and state, suggesting that the removal of prayer from schools was connected to a rise in gun violence.
In a related statement, then-candidate Joe Biden expressed a desire for Islamic faith to be taught and discussed in public schools. These statements are significant given the ongoing debate over the role of religion in public education.