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Gallup Poll: American Pride Hitting Record Lows

Gallup Poll: American Pride Hitting Record Lows
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

By    |   Monday, 02 July 2018 06:06 PM

Fewer than half of Americans are "extremely proud" to be American — a record low, according to a new Gallup poll.

In the survey released Monday, 47 percent of respondents said they were "extremely proud" when asked how proud they were to be an American — extremely, very, moderately, a little, or not at all.

It was the first time "extremely proud" was not a majority since the poll first started asking the question in 2001; in 2003, 70 percent said they were extremely proud to be Americans.

Here is the breakdown:

  • 32 percent of Democrats said they are "extremely proud," compared with 74 percent of Republicans.
  • 44 percent of women selected "extremely proud," a drop from 51 percent in 2017.
  • 51 percent of men responded they were "extremely proud," unchanged from last year.
  • 33 percent of non-white people are extremely proud to be American, compared with 44 percent in 2017.
  • 54 percent of white respondents picked extremely proud, a 1 percent drop from 2017.

The poll's margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

"National pride may be just one of a growing number of issues – including opinions about guns, labor unions, and the environment — for which party loyalties are pushing Democrats and Republicans to adopt divergent views," Gallup's Jeffrey Jones wrote. "These changes are making each party's base more homogenous but increasingly different from one another."

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