Do Americans still care about the true meaning of Independence Day or is it just all about the beer, hot dogs, and fireworks?

U.S. Forces Celebrate July 4th At Baumholder Base
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We drink more beer on July 4th than any other day, and we'll spend about $7.5 billion on Fourth of July food.

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Here are a few random stats for the Fourth of July:

  • 78% of Americans said they're patriotic.  That includes 39% who said "very" patriotic.  Only 7% said not patriotic at all.
  • 83% still believe in the "American Dream," that if you work hard, good things follow.
  • 79% of Americans would rather live here than anywhere else in the world.
  • 78% of us agree with the statement, "I'm proud to be an American."
  • 89% of us are proud of America's armed forces.
  • 61% of Americans own an American flag.
  • We'll spend $7.5 billion of Fourth of July food.
  • We drink more beer on July 4th than any other day of the year.
  • 65% of Americans say fireworks are their favorite part of the Fourth of July.
  • 73% of all firework injuries happen within one month of July 4th.

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