20% Consider MLK Day One of the Nation's Most Important Holidays
An overwhelming majority of Americans continue to hold a favorable opinion of Martin Luther King, Jr., but just over one-in-three think we have reached the day of equal opportunity for all races that he envisioned.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 85% of American Adults have at least a somewhat favorable opinion of King. Just 10% hold an unfavorable opinion of the assassinated civil rights leader. This includes 55% with a Very Favorable view and four percent (4%) with a Very Unfavorable one. (To see survey question wording, click here).
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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on January 18-19, 2014 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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