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Should We Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Most Americans know this, but they’re not as sure we should still be celebrating his journey as a national holiday.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) of American Adults consider Columbus Day, which falls today, one of our nation’s most important holidays. Forty-five percent (45%) consider it one of the least important holidays, while 43% think it’s somewhere in between. That’s in line with surveys since 2007. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on October 10-11, 2014 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 Adults was conducted on October 10-11, 2014 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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