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New poll: Most Americans agree — put Jesus back in Christmas

Most Americans agree they want more Jesus back in Christmas, according to a recent Rasmussen poll. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

Sixty-eight percent of Americans want to put Jesus back in Christmas, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.

Rasmussen Reports asked 1,000 American adults on Monday and Tuesday one question: Should Christmas be more about Jesus or more about Santa Claus?

What about the other 32 percent?

• 18 percent want Christmas to be more about Santa.

• 14 percent said they aren't sure what they want.

 What has President Trump said about Christmas?

During his campaign, President Donald Trump promised if elected he would be saying “Merry Christmas” instead of  "happy holidays."

“The word Christmas,” Trump said on the campaign trail last year at the Values Voter Summit. “I love Christmas. I love Christmas. You go to stores, you don’t see the word Christmas. It says 'happy holidays' all over. I say, ‘Where’s Christmas?’ I tell my wife, ‘Don’t go to those stores.'”

“I want to see Christmas. I want to see Christmas," Trump said, according to Politico.

"Other people can have their holidays but Christmas is Christmas,” he continued. “I want to see 'Merry Christmas.' Remember the expression 'Merry Christmas'? You don’t see it anymore! You’re going to see it if I get elected, I can tell you right now.”

And he's kept that promise.

Trump emphasized the religious values of Christmas during his speech at the annual White House Christmas tree lighting Nov. 30.

“The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son, and the most extraordinary gift of all — the gift of God’s love for all of humanity,” Trump said. “Whatever our beliefs, we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of his life forever changed the course of human history.”

"Merry Christmas," he said at the end of his speech.

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