Americans With “Extreme Pride” in Nation Declining – IOTW Report

Americans With “Extreme Pride” in Nation Declining


U.S. adults’ extreme pride in being American has been steadily weakening in recent years, and the current reading, from a June 3-16 Gallup poll, marks the lowest point to date. However, the latest two-percentage-point decline from last year’s 47% is not a statistically significant change…

…The latest overall declines in patriotism are largely driven by Democrats, whose self-reported pride has historically been lower and has fluctuated more than Republicans’. Democrats’ latest 22% extreme pride reading is the group’s lowest in Gallup’s 19 years of measurement, and is half of what it was several months before Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory. More

23 Comments on Americans With “Extreme Pride” in Nation Declining

  1. Was this poll done by the same folks who said Hillary would win? I get the sense that patriotism is getting stronger..

  2. Not around this house. We feel very good about America and the direction that it is headed. Five and a half more years of President Trump and God only knows what this great country of ours will look like.
    All I know is that is going to be fun to watch it unfold.

  3. Extreme pride in the nation in its currently decayed state? Or extreme pride in the nation as founded, in the idea of America?

    How a question is asked determines how it’s answered.

  4. My patriotism and admiration for the principles on which the United States were (note the plural, please) founded are extremely high.

    But it is hard to swallow the ugly fact that a dismayingly large number of people here want to stomp on our rights to free speech, religion, self-defense, and equality under the law, among other displays of coercive intolerance and incipient despotism.

    So: mostly good; some bad.

  5. Quote of the day: “The United States of America isn’t perfect. We’re merely the best.” Kyle Smith, New York Post, July 4th,2019,
    Page 7.
    Great article. Worth the read.

  6. Don’t believe Gallup polls. I am on the list and the questions they send are worded in such a way as to give them the answers they are looking for. Some of them are impossible to give a real answer to.

  7. Every once in a while, maybe three times a year, I get a YouGov survey that has to deal with politics. I think they don’t send me them more often because I always answer pro-Conservative and pro-Trump. But I was never asked this question.

  8. Only a Lefty would call it “blind patriotism.” We’re not living in normal times. We are in a undeclared civil war against internal antagonists. There’s no room in these times to cede an inch of ground. Can you imagine dissension in the ranks of Washington’s men as they marched — many with blood-soaked rags for shoes — over frozen snow to meet America’s destiny on a hostile December night? I would have shot the grumbler dead, myself.

    “The name of American, which belongs to you, in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of Patriotism…. It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.” –George Washington

    We are not composed of “us” and “the government.” We are self-governed. It is always up to us.

  9. Absolutely in decline as long as they keep polling illegals and Democrats. The rest of watch in horror as these people continue to destroy the USA.

  10. Pretty sad when millions of illegal criminal invaders trying to shoehorn themselves into this great country think more highly of this country then the pussified, spoiled, lazy, uncaring, brain dead American(?) lefties!

  11. It’s only the parasite class out there that they poll and they’re never happy until they can get everything we own.

  12. “Americans With “Extreme Pride” in Nation Declining”

    Improperly framed.

    “Ex Pat Libtards hate America”.

    Properly framed.

  13. In over 50 years I’ve never been included in one of these “polls.”

    So, how do they really know.

  14. “Three Presidents Die on July 4th: Just a Coincidence?”
    That’s a Jeb Bush Tweet from this morning. Not a joke. Somebody needs to extinguish that candle. Enoughs enough.

  15. Listen, we need to face we’ve lost the Union as we knew it. We hired boehner, mccain and friends to watch over our nation, and they stabbed us in the back.

    We need to face the nation will not remain 50 states. Will you suffer 4 years of a fascist cooze like kamala harris lording over you, if that pscycho or her equal took the presidency?

  16. Nobody asked me or my rancher neighbors…poll is bogus…nothing but headline material to push a false narrative, one intended to undermine and discredit a President who is successfully righting what was a ship so heeled-over it was taking water over the rail.

    If true among a certain younger crowd it’s because of years of public school indoctrination by the America-hating Lefties.


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