For the first time in Gallup's 18 year-history of surveying Americans on how proud they are to be American, patriotism in the United States is at a record low. The survey was conducted between June 1-13 and first began in 2001 -- after the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.
The results were released ahead of the Fourth of July holiday and the findings were dismal. According to Gallup, "fewer than a majority" of Americans are "extremely proud" to be an American.
The question posed by Gallup: "How proud are you to be an American -- extremely proud, very proud, moderately proud, only a little proud or not at all?"
Forty-seven percent responded that they are "extremely proud" to be an American, but that number was drastically lower among Democrats. The survey revealed only 32 percent of Democrats currently identify as "extremely proud" to be Americans; own 9 percent since 2017. Forty-two percent of independents are "extremely proud" and 74 percent of Republicans are "extremely proud" -- the highest among Republicans in the last five years.
Gallup said in 2017 the number of American's who were "extremely proud" to be an American was 51 percent and in 2003, it was up to 71 percent -- just two years after the attacks on the World Trade Centers in Manhattan and the invasion of Iraq. In 2005, under George W. Bush's administration, Americans who said they were extremely proud hovered around 61 percent.
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