GALLUP: AMERICAN PRIDE RECORD LOW… Debt, Budget, Riots: Existential ‘Triple Threat’

U.S. National Pride Falls to Record Low

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • 42% “extremely,” and 21% “very,” proud to be an American
  • Republicans’ pride is down sharply in the past year
  • First time extreme pride among whites below 50%; nonwhites’ is now 24%

WASHINGTON, D.C. — American pride has continued its downward trajectory reaching the lowest point in the two decades of Gallup measurement. The new low comes at a time when the U.S. faces public health and economic crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Although a majority of adults in the U.S. still say they are “extremely proud” (42%) or “very proud” (21%) to be American, both readings are the lowest they have been since Gallup’s initial measurement in 2001.

Pride

Line graph. Ratings of US adults pride in being an American. One line is the percentage who have said they are extremely proud since 2001 and the other line is the extremely and very proud trend. Both ratings are at the lowest point now. The extremely/very proud line is 63% and extremely is 42%.

At the same time, 15% of Americans say they are “moderately proud,” 12% “only a little proud” and 9% “not at all proud.”

I was contacted recently by Sputnik News for my thoughts on what’s happening in the U.S. currently.

Specifically, they wanted my opinions on how out of control spending feeds back into the debt, the confidence of the dollar and to what extent the political unrest is playing.

This is a complicated set of circumstances and it’s my goal with these opportunities to be as broad-minded as possible given where things stand.