Eighty-five percent of those surveyed say they are proud to be Americans, while just nine percent said they are not, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll released over the weekend.
Sixty-nine percent also said that, generally speaking, Americans should be proud of the country's history. Fifteen percent said that Americans should be ashamed of the history of the United States, while 16 percent were undecided.
Other results from the poll indicated:
- Older adults were particularly more likely to be proud to be American, with some 90 percent over the age of 40 saying so, while only 78 percent of those under that age agreed. Some 75 percent of those over 40 also said Americans should be proud of their country's history, while 59 percent of those under 40 agreed.
- While those of every race were equally proud to be American, only 54 percent of black adults think Americans should be proud of the country's history, compared to 72 percent of whites and other minorities.
- Among Republicans, 97 percent are proud to be American, while 82 percent of Democrats and 79 percent of independents feel the same. Among GOP supporters, 86 percent said Americans should be proud of the country's history, but only 57 percent of Democrats and 69 percent of independents said the same.
- Forty percent of voters think the United States will still be the most powerful nation in the world at the end of this century, and 69 percent said the U.S. is more exceptional than other countries.
- Forty-three percent of those surveyed said the nation's best days are in the future, while 36 percent said they are in the past. Last June, only 36 percent thought the country's best days were in the future, while 52 percent said they were in the past.
The national survey of 1,000 adults was conducted on June 5-6. The margin of sampling error for the survey is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
© 2022 Newsmax. All rights reserved.