44% of British children aware what Christmas is
[ 2006-12-20 09:29 ]
A Santa Claus and a child.
Less than half of British children between the ages of seven and 11 are
aware that Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus, according
to a BBC poll.
Just 44 percent of 1,063 children questioned understood that Christmas
returns each year for the birth of Christ.
Children from Northern Ireland were the most aware of the link, with 71
percent giving the correct
The vast majority of children -- 89 percent -- said they were excited
by Christmas, and 63 percent of them said they were saving money to buy
gifts for their close friends.
According to the poll, 15 percent of children said they spent more
money on their mother, while seven percent said they spent more on their
father. Some 66 percent tried to be fair and spent equal amounts on both
Among the children questioned, 29 percent said Christmas was primarily
about thinking of others, while 24 percent said it more about giving than