Gallup Poll: 32% of Americans Think Independence Day is Honoring the 1996 Will Smith Movie


A recent Gallup poll, asking American citizens why they celebrate the 4th of July, has revealed that a whopping 32% thought it was to honor the 1996 blockbuster Will Smith movie, Independence Day. In this film aliens invade, Will Smith kicks alien ass, the end. This alien ass-kicking, of course, occurs on July 4th. Independence was a huge box office success grossing over 800 million dollars worldwide.  The Gallup poll also revealed that 90% of that 32%, not surprisingly, were under the age of 30.

It is also of note that another 6% of those polled had never heard of Independence Day, but acknowledged July 4th as Fireworks Day. Another 4% were unaware of any 4th of July festivities. Interestingly enough, everyone polled had heard of Will Smith.

Many historians are disgusted by the results of this poll and are pointing their fingers at the current state of the American educational system. They are demanding something be done about this.

Of course, as most people know, the purpose of Independence Day is to honor the greatest American of all time.



  • Wait it’s not celebrating Will Smith’s movie?! Next thing you’ll be telling me is that Canada Day isn’t celebrating the day the US bought Canada from Trudeau for a handful of magic beans.

  • DumbFunnery

    Sounds like the new bill and ted better touch on the true meaning of independence day to educate the youth.

  • Everything in the United States today is geared to money. There is no money in teaching American heritage, there is no money in studying social science and there is no money in culltivting patriotism – except if it results in selling one product or another. Capitalism has met democracy and capitalism won. BTW, WalMart is open today.

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