Most Americans continue to view Thanksgiving as one of the nation’s most important holidays.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 54% of Adults think of Thanksgiving Day that way. Only four percent (4%) say it’s one of the least important holidays, while 40% say it’s somewhere in between.
How does this compare to other holidays? Generally, Christmas and the Fourth of July rate higher, while Memorial Day and Veterans Day are nearly as popular as Thanksgiving. Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day are near the bottom of the list.
An overwhelming majority (86%) say they have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Ten percent (10%) disagree and say they do not have a lot to be thankful for. These findings have changed little over the years.
Eleven percent (11%) of Adults say they will be working on Thanksgiving Day, but 84% will take the day off.
Women view Thanksgiving as a more important holiday than men do. Older adults are more inclined to feel that way than those who are younger. Strong majorities across all demographic categories have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Those under 40 are more likely than their elders to be working on the holiday.
It’s no secret that the holiday season is a time of joy, sharing and eating, and nearly half of Americans admit they will most likely overindulge this Thanksgiving.