From Natalie Johnson’s report earlier this month:
Despite annual controversy surrounding religious holiday displays, nearly 3 out of 4 Americans believe Christian symbols should be allowed on government property, according to the Pew Research Center.
Pew found that 44 percent of Americans believe Christian symbols such as the nativity scene should be allowed on government property, even if other religions’ symbols are not present. Twenty-eight percent believe Christian symbols should be allowed only if symbols from other religions, such as a menorah, are included as well. A smaller 20 percent say no religious displays should be permitted on government property.
But 72 percent believe Christian symbols should be allowed on government property in some way, either alone or accompanied by other religious symbols. Nearly half believe these symbols can be displayed only if other religious symbols are displayed along with them.