American patriotism hits a new low

On the eve of July Fourthour annual celebration of American independence (and fireworks!) — pride in being an American has hit a record low in new Gallup polling.

より少ない 4 に 10 — 38% — of adults said they wereextremelyproud to be Americans, the lowest ever measure by Gallup, which has been asking the question since 2001.
    ザ・ 38% of proud Americans is well below the average of 55% since the question has been asked. 実際には, prior to 2015, Gallup had never found those expressing “過激” pride lower than 55%.
      The decline in extreme American pride is due, 大部分は, 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, ただ 34% said they were extremely proud of America today, と比べて 41% who said the same in 2019.
          That number among Democrats actually rose marginally over the last three years — から 22% に 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, ニューヨーク, とユバルディ, テキサス, 主張 31 lives including 19 子供達. … The polling also preceded the U.S. Supreme Court’s highly anticipated and controversial ruling overturning ロー対ウェイド事件. ウェイド,” writes Gallup’s Megan Brenan.
          だが, while this may be a challenging moment, the longer-term decline in trust in Americaand the institutions that compose itis not new.
          We are in an era of declining trust in institutionsall institutionsthat were once considered the bedrock of American society.
          Take the Supreme Court. に 2001, 62% of Americans had favorable impressions of the nation’s highest court, according to Gallup. Twenty years later that number is at just 40% — and almost certainly will go lower in the wake of the Roe ruling.
            ポイント: All of these numbers point to a startling realitythe ties that bind us together as a nation are loosening with every passing day.

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