Monday, May 29, 2017
More Americans than ever now honor Memorial Day, today’s federal holiday that recognizes military personnel who have given their lives for our country.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey shows that 49% of American Adults view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most important holidays. That’s up from 44% a year ago and surpasses the previous high of 46% in 2007 when the war in Iraq was at its height.
Only four percent (4%) describe Memorial Day as one of our nation’s least important holidays, while 45% see it as somewhere in between. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 25 and 28, 2017 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.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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