The Inauguration of Barack Obama: Americans Celebrate Its Historic Nature

Majority in the U.S. believes Jan. 20, 2009, is a celebration for all Americans.

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  • 78: Percentage of Americans who think Obama's election is among the most historic in U.S. history
  • 33: Percentage of Americans who think Obama's election is the most historic in U.S. history
  • 67: Percentage of Republicans who consider Obama's inauguration one of the most historic ever
  • 55: Percentage of Americans who think Obama's inauguration is a celebration for all Americans
  • Less than 3 in 10: Proportion of Americans who considered W.'s inaugurations to be celebrations for all Americans

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Source: Gallup