88% of college students say "Merry Christmas" is not offensive: poll

by Jordyn Pair · Dec 20th, 2019 9:05 am

Last Updated Dec 20th, 2019 at 9:40 am

Nearly 90 percent of college students say there is nothing offensive about wishing strangers "Merry Christmas," according to a poll from College Fix.

The poll, which included around 1,000 students, found that 88 percent said it is not offensive to say "Merry Christmas" to a stranger, eight percent said they are not sure, and four percent said it is.

A similar national poll taken in 2016 found that just three percent of respondents were offended by "Merry Christmas."

The College Fix poll found that answers were also separated by political affiliation. The poll included 294 Democrat respondents, 531 independent students, and 171 Republican students. Eight percent of Democrats said it is offensive to wish a stranger Merry Christmas, but just three percent of independents and one percent of Republicans agreed.


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