Poll: Pride in Being American Hovers Near Record Low Ahead of Independence Day

SIMON KENT 30 Jun 2023

A poll released Thursday shows slightly more than a third (39 percent) of Americans say they are “extremely proud” to be American ahead of Independence Day.

That count in 2023 is one percent higher than last year’s 38 percent, which was a record low according to polling firm Gallup, despite President Joe Biden’s promise to “restore the soul and to secure the future of America.”

UPI reports a total of 67 percent of those surveyed identified as either extremely proud or very proud, compared to 65 percent last year.

The poll, conducted over the first three weeks of June,  also found 22 percent of American adults identify as “moderately proud,” while seven percent are “only a little” and four percent “not at all.”

The first edition of the poll in January 2001 found 55 percent of U.S. adults said they were “extremely proud” to be American with the response soaring between 65 percent and 70 percent from 2002 to 2004 before starting to decline in 2005.

Those saying they are “extremely proud” has been continuously low since 2018, averaging around 42 percent.

The survey results, published just ahead of the Fourth of July, also showed political party affiliations were a strong predictor of American pride.

Some 60 percent of Republicans, 33 percent of independents and 29 percent of Democrats saying they were extremely proud to be an American in 2023.

Read the poll data in full here

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  1. Thanks to all the “81 million voters?” who HATE America…
    This is what democrats accomplish when they’re allowed to usurp the government.
    They must be dethroned. As it turns out it seems as Orwell was attempting to pin the blame on the right, the left are “the pigs”


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