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44% See Easter As One of Nation’s Most Important Holidays

It’s Easter Sunday, and 80% of Americans will have some sort of a family meal to celebrate the occasion.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Adults will attend a church service, and 44% will take part in an Easter egg hunt.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Overall, 44% consider Easter to be one of the nation’s most important holidays, while 13% consider it one of the least important. Thirty-nine percent (39%) rank it somewhere in between.

Data released earlier shows that more than eight-out-of-10 Americans believe that the person known as Jesus Christ actually walked the earth 2,000 years ago. Seventy-eight percent (78%) believe he is the Son of God, and 74% believe he rose from the dead. 

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on April 20-21, 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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