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Poll: 52 Percent 'Extremely Proud' to be American

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By    |   Monday, 04 Jul 2016 01:37 PM

According to a Gallup poll, 52 percent of Americans reported that they are "extremely proud" to be Americans.

The amount of Americans who reported being "extremely proud" showed declines in all categories, with notable differences between older and younger Americans and between party identification. Among all Americans, that 52 percent is an 18-point drop from 2003, when 70 percent of Americans were proud to be Americans.

In the poll conducted June 14 to 23 with a random sample of 1,025 adults ages 18 or older:
  • 52 percent of voters who took the poll said they were "extremely proud."
  • 64 percent of voters ages 50-64 said they were extremely proud.
  • 34 percent over voters ages 18 to 29 said they were extremely proud.
Younger Americans have become less proud of America in the last 16 years, according to poll results. In 2003, the number of 18 to 29-year-olds who said they were extremely proud to be Americans was 60 percent. Americans ages 30 to 49 also showed a steep decline, from 74 percent in 2003 to 51 percent being extremely proud now.

Among the voters in the poll, Republicans and those who consider themselves conservative are the most proud to be Americans.
  • 68 percent of Republican voters are "extremely proud" to be Americans.
  • 45 percent of Democrat voters are "extremely proud" to be Americans.
  • 44 percent of independent voters are "extremely proud" to be Americans.
Fewer conservatives, liberals and moderates in 2016 say they are proud to be Americans than in 2003.
  • 61 percent of conservatives report that they are proud to be Americans. In 2003, 80 percent of conservatives were proud to be Americans.
  • 53 percent of moderates report that they are proud to be Americans. That number was 68 percent in 2003.
  • 36 percent of liberals say they are proud to be Americans. That is down from 56 percent in 2003.
Patriotism reached its highest point in 2003, 70 percent, after the 9/11 terror attacks, the Gallup poll results said.

A different poll, conducted by the Magnolia Reporter, found that 90 percent of voters believed Americans were less patriotic today.

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