A recent poll regarding Americans’ pride in their country suggests national pride in the United States is currently at a near-record low as the country approaches Independence Day. According to the poll, only 39% of Americans express strong feelings of pride in being American. This trend is attributed to various factors, including political divisions, cultural shifts, and societal changes. Certain segments of the population perceive these changes as a departure from traditional values and weakening the American spirit. This poll confirms President Biden’s promise to heal the nation has done nothing but divide it.
By Simon Kent; June 30, 2023
A poll released Thursday shows slightly more than a third (39 percent) of Americans say they are “extremely proud” to be American ahead of Independence Day.
That count in 2023 is one percent higher than last year’s 38 percent, which was a record low according to polling firm Gallup, despite President Joe Biden’s promise to “restore the soul and to secure the future of America.”
UPI reports a total of 67 percent of those surveyed identified as either extremely proud or very proud, compared to 65 percent last year.
The poll, conducted over the first three weeks of June, also found 22 percent of American adults identify as “moderately proud,” while seven percent are “only a little” and four percent “not at all.”
The first edition of the poll in January 2001 found 55 percent of U.S. adults said they were “extremely proud” to be American with the response soaring between 65 percent and 70 percent from 2002 to 2004 before starting to decline in 2005.
Those saying they are “extremely proud” has been continuously low since 2018, averaging around 42 percent.
The survey results, published just ahead of the Fourth of July, also showed political party affiliations were a strong predictor of American pride.
Some 60 percent of Republicans, 33 percent of independents and 29 percent of Democrats saying they were extremely proud to be an American in 2023.