Fewer ‘extremely proud’ to be American

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Fewer people are “extremely proud” to be American, according to new polling from Gallup.

The pollster finds that 54 percent are “extremely proud” to be American, which is down from around 70 percent between 2002 and 2004. The percentage may have jumped in those years after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

{mosads}Gallup released the new numbers just before the July 4 holiday.

Twenty-seven percent said they are “very proud” to be American, 14 percent say they are “moderately proud,” 4 percent are “only a little proud” and 1 percent say they are “not at all proud.”

The older you are, the more likely you are to be extremely proud to be American, according to the data. People in the South also tend to be the most proud to be American.

Gallup said it has asked the question regularly since 2001. The newest data is from a June 2-7 poll.


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