Third of Young People Not Proud to Be American: Poll

By Charlie McCarthy | Newsmax

American pride resonates with most segments of the population, though not with young adults, according to a new poll.

Only 36% of respondents aged 18 to 24 said they were very or extremely proud to be American, a new Issues & Insights/TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics survey found. That made the age group the only tracked demographic in which pride falls below 50%.

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The poll found an almost identical percentage (35%) of the 18-24 group saying they are only slightly or not proud at all to be an American.

The results prompted tippinsights to invoke former President Ronald Reagan’s observation that, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”

The I&I/TIPP poll determined the percentage of people who are “extremely/very proud to be an American.”

Among age groups, those 65+ (86%) had the most people who responded favorably, followed by 45-64 (75%) and 25-44 (59%).

Overall, 68% of respondents said they were extremely or very proud to be an American. Another 15% were “moderately” proud.

Only 6% say they “aren’t proud at all,” being an American, and 8% say they are only “slightly proud.”

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