Less than one-third of Democrats are ‘extremely proud’ to be Americans

By Julia Cohen

Less than one-third of Democrats are “extremely proud” to be Americans, according to a Gallup poll released on Monday.

Only 32 percent of Democrats rated themselves as “extremely proud” to be Americans, while 74 percent of Republicans rated themselves as such, according to the poll.

This is the lowest number for Democrats and the highest number for Republicans since 2013, according to the poll. The percentage of Democrats extremely proud to be Americans dropped 24 percentage points from 2013, when former President Barack Obama was in office.

Overall, 47 percent of those surveyed were extremely proud to be Americans.

White Americans are also more likely to be extremely proud to be Americans than non-white Americans at 54 percent compared to 33 percent, according to the poll. The percentage extremely proud to be Americans also increases with age, with 33 percent of those 18 to 29 years old extremely proud and 58 percent of those 65 and older extremely proud.

The low numbers may be related to how Americans think they are viewed by other countries. A February 2018 Gallup poll revealed that at that time, only 29 percent of Americans believed that world leaders respected President Donald Trump.

The June poll was conducted over the phone from June 1 to 13, with 1,520 adults of voting age sampled. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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3 thoughts on “Less than one-third of Democrats are ‘extremely proud’ to be Americans

  1. As usual, a poll question whose scope is unspecified. I, for one, as a Conservative, am extremely proud of the once-upon-a-time America. I am proud (though not extremely) to be an American now, based on the present administration and despite Mitch McConnell.
    If you’re polling just to find out the approval level of the current situation, then specify which aspects, allow different levels of opinion, and report them all.

  2. Let’s actually look at how many American’s are proud to be American’s right now. It has nothing to do with the party, but everything to do with where the leadership is heading right now. I have voted for the candidate that I think can best do the job all of my life, and that has usually been Republican. I want a country that is compassionate, caring, and treats ALL people equally. I want a country that is a leader in the world, not a bully. I want a country that people can look up to, both inside and outside the country, and say “That’s what I want MY country to look like”. Currently, we are not, and we need to come together as a nation, put aside all of the political crap, and make this system work the way it was intended… side-by-side. “We the People”.

  3. That’s because they are Socialists and hate their country. They are no longer Democrats. When I see a Democrat hide behind their ‘love’ for this country and wave the flag, I want to vomit. If they really loved this country, they wouldn’t be Democrats. They would take the time to understand the truth about what is really going down in our country. It is incumbent on ALL voters to KNOW what is happening; not just read the headlines in bold and not dig further to root out the truth. If you are a Democrat you are either incredibly stupid, naïve, dumb, lazy to not seek truth, or really hate your country.

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