Thursday, July 05, 2012

Poll Watch: Rasmussen (R) National Survey on American Pride

Rasmussen (R) National Poll on American Pride

Are you proud to be an American?
  • Yes 84%
  • No 7%
  • Not sure 9%
Note: While 91% of whites are proud to be Americans, just 63% of blacks and 64% of adults of other races agree. Among those who are not proud of being American are 11% of adults under the age of 40 and 23% of blacks. Ninety-six percent (96%) of Republicans are proud to be Americans versus 78% of both Democrats and adults not affiliated with either party do. Women are a bit prouder than men about being Americans.

Generally speaking, should Americans be proud or ashamed of the history of the United States?
  • Proud 79%
  • Ashamed 9%
  • Undecided 12%
Note: Eighty-eight percent (88%) of whites are proud of the nation's history, compared to just 43% of blacks and 60% of those of other races. Republicans are more likely than Democrats and unaffiliateds to believe Americans should be proud of the country’s history. Older adults are prouder about their country than those who are younger.

National survey of 1,000 adults was conducted June 30 - July 1, 2012. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.

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