The majority of Americans still view Independence Day as the nation’s most important holiday, though the percentage has slipped somewhat.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds 52% of American Adults consider Independence Day one of the nation’s most important holidays. That’s down from 56% in 2017, 61% in 2016 and 58% in 2015.
Only six percent (6%) think Independence Day, or the Fourth of July, is the least important holiday. Another 40% feel it’s somewhere in between.
The poll also found that the vast majority — or, 73% — will stay home for the holiday, while 18% will be traveling and 9% were not yet sure.
On This Day in History
On July 4, 1826, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams died. It was 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. John Adams uttered with his last breath: “Jefferson Survives.”
The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 27-28, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.