Nearly 8 out of 10 Americans are either very or at least somewhat curious about their ancestry. The remaining 20 percent are not very interested or already know enough. America's melting pot is amazing. The diversity of the peoples who make up the American mosaic is vast and has created a dynamism that has changed the world. It is no wonder that most Americans are interested in how their families fit in to such a rich history.
This poll was conducted at the CBS News interviewing facility among a random sample of 1020 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone May 20-23, 2011. Phone numbers were dialed from random digit dial samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher.
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