American pride has reached its lowest point since 2001.
Less than 50% of Americans, on average, are “extremely proud” of the country for the second consecutive year, according to a Gallup poll from June 3-16 released Tuesday.
While 70% of people polled are generally “proud” to be American, 45% are “extremely proud,” which marks the second year in a row the majority of voters are not “extremely proud.” The average pride rating was 47% in 2018. (RELATED: Gallup: Americans Have Best Perception Of US World Image Since 2003)
How proud are you to be an American? 70% in U.S. say they are proud to be Americans, including 45% “extremely” proud — the lowest readings since Gallup’s first measurement in 2001. https://t.co/SMhpd8U4S6 pic.twitter.com/WGCllhZmjG
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Comparatively, 22% of Democrats polled are “extremely proud” of the U.S., which represents the group’s lowest American pride rating in 19 years of Gallup polling and half the amount of pride Democrats felt before President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory.
Of Republicans, 76% are “extremely proud,” which is 8% higher than when former President Barack Obama was in office, and 41% of Independent voters feel extreme American pride — also the lowest in Gallup’s polling history.
Women, liberals and younger adults expressed the lowest pride ratings.
The majority of Americans polled were most proud of U.S. scientific achievements, the military, culture and arts, the economy, and sports achievements; they were least proud of the country’s political and health systems. The No. 1 political issue facing the U.S. is immigration, according to a 2018 Gallup poll. (RELATED: Americans Say Government Is The Country’s Top Problem In New Poll)
The 2019 poll was based on phone calls (70% via cellphone and 30% via landline) to a random sample of 1,015 U.S. adults over 18 years old and has a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.
Americans were most proud of the country between 2002 and 2004 after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.
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