CBS News reported that a small survey done resulted in 27 percent of the people wanting Santa Claus to be female or gender neutral. The rest wanted the chimney invading gift giver to remain male. The poll was done by a graphic design company who talked about making a modern Santa - one with a smartphone, tattoos, and a hipster beard. Then they asked about what Santa would look like if he was in modern society and what gender he would be.
That's where it got weird.
A new survey found that over 27 percent of people asked would rebrand Santa Claus as a woman or gender-neutral.
Beyond the redesign, the survey asked the public, “If you could ‘rebrand’ Santa for modern society, what gender would he be?”
Nearly 11 percent of people said Santa should be female. Over 17 percent said he should be gender neutral.
Still, an overwhelming 72 percent believe Santa should be classified as a male.
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It's safe to say that the 72 percent polled are thankfully the majority.
Santa will always be a slightly chubby older male who somehow fits down the slimmest of chimneys while riding around in the air with an unlimited supply of gifts that somehow magically do not ever fall off his sleigh which is not aerodynamic.