Sunday, May 08, 2011
For many adults, today’s all about Mom.
But just 31% of Americans rate Mother’s Day as one of the nation's most important holidays, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Five percent (5%) rank it among the least important holidays, but most (61%) say it is somewhere in between the two. That’s roughly in line with previous surveys this time a year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Regardless of the holiday's ranking, most of those whose mothers are still alive plan to honor her in one way or another. Sixty-three percent (63%) plan to visit Mom today, while another 33% intend to call. Just four percent (4%) will do neither.
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This nationwide survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on May 4-5, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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