A survey of 2,000 families commissioned by the English organization Christmas Starts with Christ found over 30% of the children (aged 10 to 13) did not know Christmas was associated with the birth of Christ and 51% of adults do not believe Jesus is important to Christmas.
The organization blamed the political correctness creeping into English schools for much of this lack of awareness. This includes removing mentions of Christ from Christmas so not to offend and no longer displaying nativity scenes or if they do including everything from Elvis to Aliens in the scene.
Francis Goodwin, speaking on behalf of the organization said:
“Britain is fast becoming one of the world’s most secular nations. As nations get richer they think they no longer need God….”
Christmas Starts with Christ was set up to restore the message that Christ is the reason for Christmas.