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Questions - Presidents Day - February 13-14, 2015

Is There Holiday Competition for George Washington This Presidents Day?

Leave Mount Rushmore Alone


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National Survey of 800 American Adults
Conducted February 13-14, 2015
By Rasmussen Reports


1* Do you consider Presidents Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays, least important holidays or somewhere in between?


2* George Washington’s Birthday is celebrated as a federal holiday known as Presidents Day on the third Monday in February. There is no federal holiday for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, but many states celebrate the birthdays of both presidents on Presidents Day. Should there be a separate federal holiday for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday?


3* Will you have Presidents Day off from work?


4* Which one of the following presidents was most influential in terms of their impact on American history – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan?


5* Which of these presidents was the greatest founding father of our country – George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson or James Madison?


6* Who’s been the most influential president in the last 60 years – John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush or Barack Obama?


7* If the United States celebrated a federal holiday for another president, should it be for Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Ronald Reagan?


8* Are there too many federal holidays already, not enough federal holidays or is the number of federal holidays about right?


9* Four presidents are carved into the face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. If one more president were to be added to the historic sculpture, should it be Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan or Barack Obama? Or should the sculpture be left as it is?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence