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Most Will Honor The Fallen This Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2016

A sizable number of Americans regard Memorial Day as an important national holiday, and most plan on doing something special to honor those who have given their lives for their country.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of American Adults rate Memorial Day - celebrated today - as one of the country’s most important holidays. That’s up from 39% two years ago  and down only slightly from a high of 46% in 2007 when the Iraq war was at its height. Just four percent (4%) now think Memorial Day is one of the least important holidays, while 50% rate it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 23-24, 2016 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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