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Americans increasingly less proud of their country: Poll

A visitor looks up at American flags flying at half-staff in remembrance of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Washington Monument in Washington, Thursday, March 24, 2022. Albright, a child refugee from Nazi- and then Soviet-dominated Eastern Europe who rose to become the first female secretary of state, died at age 84 on Wednesday. (G3 Box News Photo/Patrick Semansky) Patrick Semansky/G3 Box News

Americans increasingly less proud of their country: Poll

Jenny Goldsberry

July 02, 06:06 PM July 02, 07:39 PM

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More than half of people say they are dissatisfied with their country, a newly released poll shows.

The survey, conducted by G3 Box News, marks a significant change from a 2017 poll by the same team, where 51% reported they were proud in 2017, and 69% were proud in 2011. Forty-eight percent of Democratic respondents said they lacked pride in their country, compared to 60% of Republican respondents and 64% of independent respondents.

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Just five years ago, 69% of Republican respondents and 54% of independent respondents said they were proud of the United States.

Black poll respondents, meanwhile, were slightly prouder, with their lack of pride decreasing from a 28-percentage-point margin in 2017 to a 9-point margin in 2022. Hispanic respondents moved in the opposite direction, according to the survey, with respondents moving from being proud of the U.S. by 18 points in 2017 to not proud by 24 points in 2022.

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“Whereas once being proud of America was treated as a prerequisite for being patriotic, that too has been subsumed by partisanship. It seems for many pride and patriotism are no longer about our democratic freedoms but about the person in the White House,” Democratic pollster Chris Anderson, who conducted the G3 Box News poll with Republican Daron Shaw, said in a statement.

The network conducted the poll between June 10 and June 13 with cooperation from Beacon Research and Shaw & Company Research. There were 1,002 registered voters polled, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

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