Here’s how many people say they’re extremely proud of being American

Here’s how many people say they’re extremely proud of being American
A new poll shows how many people are proud of being American, and how its changed since the election of President Donald Trump. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

A new poll measures how many people in the U.S. say that they’re proud of being American.

A record

According to Gallup, which has asked the question of Americans since 2003, the number of Americans who are “extremely proud” or “proud” of being American has hit a record low.

The poll says that 47 percent of people are “extremely proud” of being American. Another 25 percent say they are “very proud” of being American.

Both are the lowest percentages measured for each question since 2003.

The percentage of people “extremely proud” of being American hit a high in 2003 at 70 percent.

Blame Democrats

The decline is due at least in part to many Democrats changing their opinion about their pride in being American. Last year, 43 percent of Democrats said they were “extremely proud” of being American, but that percentage dropped by 11 points to 32 percent this year.

Republicans were a completely different story – 74 percent said they were “extremely proud.”

How accurate is this poll?

The Gallup poll reported a margin of error of 3 percentage points. 1,520 U.S. adults were surveyed from June 1 to 13 for the poll.

Some other polling

Whether Democrats’ recent dip in pride has something to do with President Donald Trump, it isn’t hurting his personal approval rating. A different Gallup poll shows that 45 percent of the public approves of the president, tying for the highest percentage of his term thus far.

Another poll showed that more than two thirds of Americans found the policy of family separation at the border “unacceptable.” Trump ended the policy soon after the poll was published.