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Published On: Thu, Jul 5th, 2018

Gallup polls, campus video: Democrats, liberals are less and less ‘Proud to an American’

Campus Reform published a video asking students at New York University, in Manhattan, if they are “proud to be American” and their finding align with a disheartening new Gallup poll.

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“No! I’m not proud of America. I’m not proud of what we’ve done,” said one student, while another simply declared, “definitely not.”

One student, addressing the concept of American Exceptionalism, said “I think we need to stop thinking we’re the best nation on Earth. It’s just egotistical and not accurate.” When asked which country is better than America, she responded, “probably some nice little socialist country in Europe.”

Check out the clip below.

According to Gallup, only 32% of Democrats, down from 43% in 2017 and 56% in 2013, are extremely proud. The decline preceded the election of Donald Trump but has accelerated in the past year.

Less than half of independents, 42%, are also extremely proud. That is down slightly from 48% a year ago, and 50% in 2013.

Republicans are more inclined to say they are extremely proud to be Americans than are Democrats and independents. Seventy-four percent of Republicans are extremely proud, which is numerically the highest over the last five years.

Political liberals are even less likely than Democrats to say they are extremely proud — just 23% do so, compared with 46% of moderates and 65% of conservatives. Extreme pride among liberals has dropped nine points in the past year and 28 points since 2013.

Nonwhites and young people (18 to 29) were only at 33%, a shockingly low number which confirms the findings from Campus Reform.

 

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