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Support for Columbus Day Is Up, But 32% Want A Change

Support for Columbus Day is at its highest level in several years, but a sizable number of Americans are ready to replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, an idea that’s already caught on in a number of places around the country.

Fifty-eight percent (58%) of American Adults think America should still honor Christopher Columbus with a national holiday, up from 50% two years ago. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 24% disagree, while 18% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 8-9, 2017 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 October 8-9, 2017 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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