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The Five Things About America We’re Most Proud Of

Gallup does a poll around the Fourth of July each year, where they ask people if they’re proud to be an American, and HOW proud they are.

Overall, 97% of people this year said they’re at least a little proud to be an American.  But the number who are “extremely” proud hit an all-time low.

45% said they’re extremely proud to be an American, down from 47% last year.  The all-time high after 9/11 was 70%.

Another 25% this year said they’re “very” proud . . . 18% said “moderately” proud . . . 9% said “only a little” . . . and 3% said “not at all.”  There are a few things about America that almost everyone takes pride in though.

Here are the top five things we’re most proud of . . .

1.  America’s scientific achievements.  91% of us are proud of them.

2.  The U.S. military, 89%.

3.  American culture and arts, 85%.

4.  America’s economic achievements, 75%.

5.  Our achievements in sports, 73%.

Our diversity just missed the top five at 72%.

And the American political system finished MUCH lower.  Just 32% of us are proud of it.

(Gallup)


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