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Latino Daily News

Monday May 30, 2011

POLL:  49% of Americans Think Memorial Day Is One of Our Most Important Holidays

POLL:  49% of Americans Think Memorial Day Is One of Our Most Important Holidays

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Forty-nine percent (49%) of Americans view Memorial Day as one of the nation’s most important holidays. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just seven percent (7%) consider it one of the least important holidays, while 43% rate it somewhere in between.

Sixty percent (60%) of Adults plan on doing something special to celebrate Memorial Day which honors the sacrifice of those who died in military service. That includes 27% who will watch or participate in a parade and 20% who will attend a memorial service.

Forty-four percent (44%) have a relative or close friend who gave their life while serving in the military.  Eighty-two percent (82%) have a favorable opinion of the U.S. military.

These figures are little changed from previous years.