Essential Report

Belief in Santa Claus

Dec 20, 2016

Q. Do you or did you encourage your children to believe in Santa Claus/Father Christmas? (Based on those who have children)

  Total   Vote Labor Vote Lib/Nat Vote Greens Vote other   Men Women Aged 18-34 Aged 35-54 Aged 55+   2015
Yes 78%   77% 82% 60% 84% 76% 79% 69% 78% 83% 80%
No 19%   19% 14% 36% 15% 20% 17% 24% 20% 14% 16%
Not sure 4% 4% 3% 5% 1% 4% 4% 7% 2% 3% 4%

78% of those who have or had children say they encouraged their children to believe in Santa Claus or Father Christmas. 19% said they did not.

These results are similar to those when this question was asked 12 months ago.

69% of those aged under 35 say they encouraged their children to believe in Santa Claus or Father Christmas compared to 83% of those aged 55+.

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