Forty-nine percent (49%) of American adults consider Memorial Day to be one of our nation’s most important holidays. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that just 7% consider it one of the least important while 38% place it somewhere in between.
While 71% have come to consider it as the unofficial start of summer
, the holiday also has a much deeper meaning for many: 39% have a close friends or family member who gave their life in military service defending our nation. That total includes 43% of Rural residents, 41% from Urban areas, and 37% of those who live in the suburbs. The personal loss is similar in all areas of the nation and across all demographic groups (see crosstab
Not surprisingly, therefore, 40% of Americans will do something this weekend to honor and remember those who gave their lives in service to our nation.
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The national survey of 1,108 Adults was conducted May 20-21, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.0 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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