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Christmas

According to the CSA/La Croix survey conducted on 21 December 2005 on the French and Christmas, only 26% of the French consider Christmas as a religious feast while 90% think Christmas has become (...)

According to the CSA/La Croix survey conducted on 21 December 2005 on the French and Christmas, only 26% of the French consider Christmas as a religious feast while 90% think Christmas has become more of a commercial feast. There is only 63% who would like to go back to the spirituality of Christmas. 69% of the respondents believe it is a feast to celebrate with the family and 45% say it is a feast for children. 45% consider it to be a feast for Children. Only 26% consider it a religious feast. 18% of the French intend to attend the Christmas mass.

11 July 2012

Ramadan

The fasting practice for 2001
Question: Did you fast this year? Muslim population 2001 results 1994 results 1989 (%) (%) (%) Throughout Ramadan 70 60 60 A few days during Ramadan 7 10 21 (...)

The fasting practice for 2001

Question: Did you fast this year?

Muslim population
2001 results 1994 results 1989
(%) (%) (%)
Throughout Ramadan 70 60 60
A few days during Ramadan 7 10 21
Did not fast 22 30 NP
- No answer 1 - -
TOTAL 100 100 (*)

Extracted from the 2001 IFOP survey on Islam in France and the reactions to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks.

25 September 2012

Pentecost Monday

Pentecost Monday is no more a public holiday since 2005. A number of workers’ syndicates called for a demonstration against the abolition of this public holiday. According to the CSA survey for (...)

Pentecost Monday is no more a public holiday since 2005. A number of workers’ syndicates called for a demonstration against the abolition of this public holiday. According to the CSA survey for L’Humanité et La Nouvelle Vie Ouvrière (Humanity and the New Life for Industrial Workers)the French and Pentecost Monday, 56% supported the movement or at least liked the action.

25 September 2012