Gallup does a poll around the Fourth of July each year, where they ask people if they’re proud to be an American, and HOW proud they are.
Overall, 97% of people this year said they’re at least a little proud to be an American. But the number who are “extremely” proud hit an all-time low.
45% said they’re extremely proud to be an American, down from 47% last year. The all-time high after 9/11 was 70%.
Another 25% this year said they’re “very” proud . . . 18% said “moderately” proud . . . 9% said “only a little” . . . and 3% said “not at all.” There are a few things about America that almost everyone takes pride in though.
Here are the top five things we’re most proud of . . .
1. America’s scientific achievements. 91% of us are proud of them.
2. The U.S. military, 89%.
3. American culture and arts, 85%.
4. America’s economic achievements, 75%.
5. Our achievements in sports, 73%.
Our diversity just missed the top five at 72%.
And the American political system finished MUCH lower. Just 32% of us are proud of it.