(CNN) – As Americans contemplate what they enjoy most about Independence Day, eating outside takes the cake – or apple pie, rather.
In a new CNN/ORC International poll, over one third of Americans say cookouts and picnics are their favorite part of the holiday.
(CNN) - With this Independence Day comes a myriad of events courtesy of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates who will frequent July 4th celebrations mostly in important early voting states.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will walk in a parade along Main Street in Amherst and another in Laconia. He will also visit a holiday celebration in Andover.
(CNN) - A slight majority of Americans know what year the United States declared independence, according to a new national survey.
The Marist Poll released in honor of America's Independence Day, July 4, showed 58 percent of residents aware their country declared independence in 1776. Twenty-six percent were unsure and 16 percent named another date. Younger Americans, those under 30 years of age, were less likely to have the correct answer with 31 percent, compared to Americans between the ages of 45 and 59 who said 1776 75 percent of the time.
(CNN) – As Americans get ready to spend a long weekend marking this country's independence 234 years ago, a new poll suggests more than 1 in 4 Americans don't know which country America declared its independence from.
According to a new survey from Marist College, 26 percent failed to correctly identify Great Britain as the country the United States fought an eight-year war with to gain its independence.
That percentage of Americans includes the 20 percent who were "unsure" and the six percent who thought the U.S. fought a revolution against another country. Among the countries mentioned were France, China, Japan, Mexico, and Spain, according to the poll.
The poll's internals show younger Americans know least about this country's founding: only 60 percent of 18-29 year-olds could correctly name Great Britain. Men also had a considerable 81-67 percent advantage over women in naming the correct country.
The poll surveyed 1,004 Americans between June 17 and 24. It carries a sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.