65% choose April 25th as the most important date in the History of Portugal

In a survey released today

April 25, 1974 is the most important fact in the History of Portugal for 65% of respondents in a survey released today, which reveals an increase in this opinion compared to previous surveys.

In 2004, this was also the choice of 52% of respondents and 59% of the sample in the 2014 survey, compared to other proposed dates, such as Portugal's accession to the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1985, the establishment of the Republic ( 1910), the restoration of independence in 1640, the Battle of Aljubarrota (1385) and the arrival of Vasco da Gama in India (1498).

In the study “The Portuguese and the 25th of April”, it was women, respondents over 44 years of age and those living with greater difficulties who revealed a greater propensity to choose this date as the most important.

«Respondents who said they sympathized with the PS tend to select April 25, 1974 more frequently than those who said they sympathized with the PSD or Chega», reads the document containing the results of the study, developed by a team from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon and ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, coordinated by Pedro Magalhães, in partnership with the Commemorative Commission for the 50th Anniversary of the 25th of April.

The changes in Portuguese society are highlighted by the majority of respondents, with only one percent considering that “nothing has changed”.