According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, 73 percent of of Americans believe that Jesus was literally born to a virgin. In addition, 81 percent say Jesus was laid in a manger, 75 percent say that the three wise men brought him gifts of frankincense, gold and myrrh, and 74 percent say that his birth was announced by an angel to the shepherds.
A total of 65 percent of Americans believe all four key elements of the Christmas story are to be taken literally – more than the percentage who express confidence in evolution, global warming, or the efficacy of vaccines.
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The War on Christmas is over. Jesus won. – The Washington Post.