Most Believe America Should Still Honor Columbus with National Holiday
It’s Columbus Day, and although most Americans say we should continue to honor Christopher Columbus’ achievement with a national holiday, not nearly as many consider it the most important.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Adults feel that America should continue to honor Columbus with a national holiday. Just 27% disagree and say we should not devote a national holiday to him, while 15% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These findings show little change from this time last year.
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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 7-8, 2010 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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