Sixty-six percent (66%) of American adults consider the 4th of July to be one of our nation’s most important holidays. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that just 8% consider it to be one of the least important. Twenty percent (20%) think it’s somewhere in between while 6% are not sure.
At some point in their life, 26% of Americans have visited Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, that number is much higher for those who live nearby–46% of those living in the Northeast have gone to the place where the Declaration of Independence was approved and first read.
As noted in a Number of the Day, fireworks and cookouts are a huge part of the nation’s birthday party. So is America’s ongoing commitment to individual freedom. In fact, 64% still believe that freedom is more important than democracy. “That freedom allows us to work together in community and create a better world.”