Gallup poll: U.S. national pride falls to record low

by Jordyn Pair · Jun 15th, 2020 8:57 am
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Last Updated Jun 15th, 2020 at 9:34 am

American pride has hit a record low, a continuation of the downward trend tracked by Gallup over two decades.

Although a majority of U.S. adults say they are "extremely proud" (42%) or "very proud" (21%) to be American, both figures are the lowest since Gallup began tracking American pride in 2001.

Fifteen percent of Americans say they are "moderately proud," while 12% say they are "only a little proud" and 9% say they are "not at all proud."

The poll was conducted from May 28 to June 4, which encompassed the arrests of the police officers involved with George Floyd's death, the nationwide protests, and President Trump's response.

The percentage of Americans expressing extreme pride in the U.S. has been dropping over the past 20 years. The measurement was 55% during the initial poll in January 2001, saw a spike in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and fell back down to 54% by 2015. The latest measurement is the sixth consecutive year it has fallen, according to Gallup.

This year also marked the largest decline in national pride for Republicans who say they are "extremely proud," with a 9-percentage-point decrease. Republicans have historically been more likely than other political parties to say they are "extremely proud" to be American.


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