Why Don't Americans Want More Holidays?

The pollster Rasmussen Reports is feeling festive around Presidents Day! They conducted this poll just in time for the holiday weekend: "Are there too many federal holidays already, not enough federal holidays or is the number of federal holidays about right?" The strange results showed 28% believing there are too many, 53% saying the number's about right, and only 13% wanting more federal holidays. Come again?

That measly 13% has it right. Why? Because it would obviously be better to have more days off of work. Wouldn't you like more days off of work to do fun, non-work things? It seems pretty intuitive. But Rasmussen is a Republican pollster and probably stacked the respondent poll with oil tycoons, steel magnates, and various other captains of industry.

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