God help America! Historically low number of US adults say they’re ‘extremely’ proud to be American ahead of Fourth of July, new poll shows
- Just 39 percent of adults expressed ‘extreme’ pride in the US, according to Gallup , only one percent higher than 2022
- About 48 percent of believe the ‘nation’s best days are behind us’ while 43 percent think they are still to come according to a separate Fox News poll
A new poll shows a historically low number of US adults are ‘extremely’ proud to be American, with numbers dropping dramatically since the years after 9/11.
Just 39 percent of adults expressed ‘extreme’ pride in the US, according to Gallup, only one percent higher than 2022.
The result was 16 points lower than when the outlet first asked the question in 2001, and significantly less than the 65-70 percent recorded in the years after 9/11.
About 48 percent of Americans believe the ‘nation’s best days are behind us’ while 43 percent think they are still to come according to a separate Fox News poll.
Rachel Campos-Duffy suggested on Fox & Friends that the nation’s founders being ‘denigrated’ in schools and colleges may have impacted younger Americans
Party identification and age appear to significantly affect national pride.
Meanwhile, 50 percent of U.S. adults aged 55 and older say they are ‘extremely’ proud to be American, 40 percent aged 35 – 54 and 18 percent aged 18 – 34.
In a panel discussion on Fox & Friends, Rachel Campos-Duffy mused that the nation’s founders being ‘denigrated’ in schools and colleges had affected younger Americans.
About 60 percent of Republicans and 29 percent of Democrats expressed ‘extreme’ pride while independent voters recorded the lowest figure at 33 percent.
Campos-Duffy stressed how this could potentially affect military participation which is already seeing low enlisting numbers.
‘This has huge implications. I mean, think about our military. Who would want to die for a country that you don’t love?’ she asked.
Republican candidate Senator Tim Scott was later asked why so many people believed the country was going in the wrong direction.
‘Let’s stop telling Americans the lie that the left tells them that we live in a racist, declining country, that this is not the land of opportunity, it’s the land of oppression,’ he said.
‘Let’s stop selling the drug of victimhood and the narcotic of despair. Let’s start engaging the American people around the painful, truthful history of America that we rise to the occasion.’