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Monday, January 16, 2012

Should CL offices be open on MLK Day?

More than half of you (52%) say yes, according to a poll released by some group that does polls. (Kids of course are smarter, and a large majority of them say school should be closed.) The full release just showed up in my inbox, and I'm trying to edit in place of all these folks who are out making the community better, so I'm just going to slap it up on the jump and let you peruse.

[For] the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday,, the web's leading opinion based community, has released the results of polls regarding public sentiments regarding the holiday.

Poll results reveal that 52% of respondents feel that Americans should work on the MLK Day holiday, while 48% believe that they should have the day off. Additional results show that while 73% of school age students (between ages 13 — 17) feel that school should be closed for the holiday, only 31% of those 55 and over think that school should closed. Regarding how America has progressed since Dr. King, 67% said that "we have come a long way," while 33% "still see a long road ahead."

The poll also garnered opinions regarding if Americans feel that we should have additional holidays during the year. While 30% of respondents indicated that we do not need any additional holidays, 21% expressed their desire for Patriot Day (the day honoring victims of the September 11 attacks) to be an official national holiday, followed by 15% supporting Ronald Reagan Day, 14% for John F. Kennedy Jr. Day and 4% supporting Rosa Parks Day.

The full results of the polls are available at

In addition, has created an infographic detailing the results at:

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