More than half of Americans (55 percent) rank the Fourth of July as one of the nation’s “most important holidays” while six percent view it as one of the least important, a Rasmussen Reports survey found.
The percentage of Americans who highly rank the holiday is up from 53 percent last year. Thirty-six percent say the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 is “somewhere in between.”
“Over the years, Americans have consistently ranked the Fourth of July second only to Christmas as the nation’s most important holiday,” according to the survey report.
However, only a little over a third of American adults (34 percent) believe the Founding Fathers “would consider the United States a success,” up from 27 percent last year.
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