Rasmussen: Americans Oppose Closing Schools on Muslim Holidays


I am surprised the number is only 50%. Ramadan marks a month of bloodshed, terror and murder. Why would any American parent want that honored?

If 50% of Americans oppose (17% are undecided), rest assured that the leftist elites will shove this down our throats.

The country is far too diverse for schools to observe every holiday. Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Pagan, Christian Scientist, Bahai ….

U.S. gov’t warns of Islamic State violence during Ramadan

“Americans Are Still Wary of Closing Schools on Muslim Holidays,” Rasmussen Reports, June 7, 2016:

Philadelphia is the latest major school system to add Muslim holidays to its official calendar, but Americans with school-age children still aren’t sure that’s such a good idea, although support’s up from a year ago.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 50% of American Adults with children of elementary or secondary school age oppose adding major Muslim holidays to the public school calendar in their community. Thirty-three percent (33%) favor adding these holidays to the official school list. Seventeen percent (17%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on June 2 and 5, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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