78% Know Why We Celebrate Independence Day
A large majority of Americans is still aware that Independence Day celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but they are still more shaky on one of the central tenets of that document.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 78% of American Adults know that the Fourth of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, while just eight percent (8%) think it commemorates the ratification of the U.S. Constitution instead. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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The national telephone survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted by Rasmussen Reports on June 27-28, 2014. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Fieldwork for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.
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