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Most Say Summer is (Unofficially) Here

This Memorial Day weekend, most Americans are marking the start of summer--unofficially. Most are also planning their summer vacations.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 70% of American Adults consider Memorial Day the unofficial start of summer, as they have in surveys for years. Nineteen percent (19%) do not see Memorial Day as the unofficial summer start, but 11% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 22-23, 2018 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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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on May 22-23, 2018 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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