Mini Poll: Revolutionary St. Louis, July 4


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

Most important:
 79%
Least important:
 1%
Somewhere in between:
 20%

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

Signing of the Declaration of Independence:
 77%
Approval of the Declaration of Independence:
 18%
Something else:
 5%

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

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

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

Massachusetts:
 84%
New Hampshire:
 10%
New York:
 2%
Texas:
 0%
Somewhere else:
 4%

Which of the following is your favorite Founding Father?

John Adams:
 10%
Benjamin Franklin:
 31%
Alexander Hamilton:
 2%
John Jay:
 2%
Thomas Jefferson:
 38%
James Madison:
 4%
Sam Walton:
 0%
George Washington:
 14%

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

Yes:
 21%
No:
 42%
I don't know for sure, but probably not:
 36%

What rating would you give the US Constitution?

Excellent:
 67%
Good:
 26%
Fair:
 4%
Poor:
 3%

 


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:
 94%
Stop using it:
 6%

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

Yes:
 46%
No:
 54%

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

Very important:
 68%
Not very important:
 32%

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

Fort San Carlos site maker, Fourth and Walnut:
 12%
Unknown Revolutionary War Soldiers grave marker, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery:
 42%
Copper tablet noting the St. Louis Spanish expedition victory against the British, Missouri History Museum:
 10%
Battle of St. Louis mural, State Capitol in Jefferson City:
 17%
American Revolution Bicentennial plaque, Old Courthouse:
 19%

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

Yes:
 26%
No:
 74%

Will you attend Fair St. Louis this year?

Yes:
 21%
No:
 79%

Which of the following offenses against public order are likely to happen in your own neighborhood over the Fourth of July holiday? [check all that apply]

Dangerous neighbors celebrating the holiday with gunfire:
 27%
Idiot neighbors celebrating the holiday with illegal fireworks:
 72%
Intoxicated neighbors having loud parties:
 30%
A parade past my condo:
 5%
Public displays ofuntanned flesh in my own or adjacent yards:
 29%
In-laws visiting my house:
 11%
My partner's attempts at cooking with fire:
 20%

Will you set off fireworks this Fourth of July?

Yes:
 12%
Yes, but outside of the City of St. Louis, in some place where it is legal:
 5%
No, they're illegal where I live:
 12%
No:
 64%
No comment:
 6%

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