Mini Poll: Revolutionary St. Louis, July 4


Do you consider the Fourth of July to be one of our nation’s most important holidays, least important holidays, or somewhere in between?


Most important:
 68%
Least important:
 2%
Somewhere in between:
 29%

 


As far as you know, what specific historical event is celebrated on July 4th?


Signing of the Declaration of Independence:
 72%
Approval of the Declaration of Independence by Congress:
 23%
Something else:
 5%

 


As far as you know, from which of the following countries did America gain its independence following the Revolutionary War?


Mexico:
 0%
England:
 95%
France:
 2%
Spain:
 0%
Some other country:
 1%

 


As far as you know, in which state was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “shot heard ‘round” fired?


Massachusetts:
 83%
New Hampshire:
 12%
New York:
 3%
Texas:
 0%
Somewhere else:
 3%

 


Which of the following is your favorite Founding Father?


John Adams:
 12%
Benjamin Franklin:
 34%
Alexander Hamilton:
 3%
John Jay:
 2%
Thomas Jefferson:
 32%
James Madison:
 3%
Sam Walton:
 1%
George Washington:
 13%

 


Do you have an ancestor who fought in the American Revolution?


Yes:
 23%
No:
 36%
I don’t know for sure, but probably not:
 41%

 


What rating would you give the US Constitution?


Excellent:
 62%
Good:
 33%
Poor:
 2%
Fair:
 4%

 


Considering how it impacts life in our country today, do you believe that the US Constitution should continue to be the fundamental law of the United States?


Keep using it:
 98%
Stop using it:
 2%

 


Is the United States a nation of “liberty and justice for all”?


Yes:
 48%
No:
 52%

 


How important is it to recall and preserve St. Louis’s Revolutionary War heritage?


Very important:
 80%
Not very important:
 20%

 


Which of following St. Louis memorials is your favorite Revolutionary War Memorial?


Fort San Carlos site maker, Fourth and Walnut:
 10%
Unknown Revolutionary War Soldiers grave marker, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery:
 36%
Copper tablet noting the St. Louis Spanish expedition victory against the British, Missouri History Museum:
 11%
Battle of St. Louis mural, State Capitol in Jefferson City:
 21%
American Revolution Bicentennial plaque, Old Courthouse:
 22%

 


Will you travel somewhere away from home over the Fourth of July weekend?


Yes:
 21%
No:
 79%

 


Will you attend Fair St. Louis this year?


Yes:
 25%
No:
 75%

 


Which of the following is the gravest offense against public order most likely to happen in your own neighborhood over the Fourth of July holiday?


Dangerous neighbors celebrating the holiday with gunfire:
 25%
Idiot neighbors celebrating the holiday with illegal fireworks:
 45%
Intoxicated neighbors having loud parties:
 7%
Public displays of untanned flesh in my own or adjacent yards:
 7%
In-laws visiting my house:
 2%
My partner’s attempts at cooking with fire:
 1%
Something else:
 14%

 


Will you set off fireworks this Fourth of July?


Yes:
 8%
Yes, but outside of the City of St. Louis, in some place where it is legal:
 8%
No, they're illegal where I live:
 14%
No:
 65%
No comment:
 5%

 


BONUS QUESTION
Which of the following candidates for US President knows least about American history?


Michele Bachmann:
 100%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.