The decline in extreme American pride is due, in large part, to marked declines among Republicans and independents.
While Republicans are still the group most likely to express extreme pride in the country, that number is now down to 58% — a steep drop from the 75% who said the same in 2019.
Among independents, sólo 34% said they were extremely proud of America today, comparado con 41% who said the same in 2019.
That number among Democrats actually rose marginally over the last three years — desde 22% a 26%.
As Gallup notes, the poll was in the field at a uniquely difficult time.
“These data are from a June
1-20 poll that was conducted after mass shootings in Buffalo
, Nueva York, y Uvalde, Texas, reclamado 31 lives including
19 niños. … The polling also preceded the U.S
. Supreme Court’s highly anticipated and controversial ruling overturning Roe v. Vadear
,” writes Gallup’s Megan Brenan
Pero, while this may be a challenging moment, the longer-term decline in trust in America — and the institutions that compose it — is not new.
We are in an era of declining trust in institutions — all institutions — that were once considered the bedrock of American society.
Take the Supreme Court
. En 2001, 62% of Americans had favorable impressions of the nation’s highest court
, según Gallup
. Twenty years later that number is at just
40% — and almost certainly will go lower in the wake of the Roe ruling
El punto: All of these numbers point to a startling reality — the ties that bind us together as a nation are loosening with every passing day.