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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.

D 11 July 2012    AAnne-Laure Zwilling

Ramadan

The fasting practice for 2007
Question: Did you fast this year? Muslim population 2007 results 2001 results 1994 results 1989 (%) (%) (%) (%) Throughout Ramadan 70 70 60 60 A few days (...)

The fasting practice for 2007

Question: Did you fast this year?

Muslim population
2007 results 2001 results 1994 results 1989
(%) (%) (%) (%)
Throughout Ramadan 70 70 60 60
A few days during Ramadan 9 7 10 21
Did not fast 20 22 30 NP
- No answer 1 1 - -
TOTAL 100 100 100 (*)

IFOP survey of the population of Muslim origin, March 2011, p. 9.

D 25 September 2012    AAnne-Laure Zwilling

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.

D 25 September 2012    AAnne-Laure Zwilling

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