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It's Labor Day At Last

Monday, September 07, 2015

More Americans than ever view Labor Day as it was intended - to honor working Americans - but few still regard it as one of the nation’s most important holidays.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of American Adults now say that when they celebrate Labor Day, they are honoring the contribution of workers in society. That’s up from 28% a year ago  and is the highest finding in yearly tracking since 2008.  Slightly more adults (48%) still view the holiday as the unofficial end of summer instead, but that’s down from 56% last year. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The national survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 2-3, 2015 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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