More than one out of three U.S. citizens (37%) believes their birthdays should be Federal holidays and entitle them to take off from work, according to the YouGov Omnibus survey taken May 28 - 30, 2013.
Women (41%) and African Americans (48%) are the strongest supporters of the birthday holidays.
One third (32%) approve religious holidays becoming Federal holidays, with the biggest endorsers being women with children under 18 (40%).
If they can’t get their own birthdays off, then 14% would like to have their spouses, children or parent’s birthday as official holidays.
Various other occasions merit becoming Federal holidays, according to the YouGov Omnibus survey: the day after the Super Bowl (9%), Halloween and Valentine’s Day (each 7%), and St Patrick’s Day (6%).
A full one third of Americans (33%) think we have enough days off and don’t need any more.