Poll: 63 percent believe America needs to change

While the nation celebrated Independence Day this past weekend, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds a majority of voters believe they do not live in the America they want to live in.

Sixty-three percent of registered voters in the June 30-July 1 survey said America needs to change, while 37 percent said they live in the America they want to live in.

The poll found Democrats and independent to be more likely to call for change, at 75 percent and 71 percent, respectively.

By contrast, 43 percent of Republicans said the country needs change while 57 percent said they live in the America they want to live in.

Men were 26 percentage points more likely than women to say they live in the country they want to live in, at 50 percent and 24 percent, respectively.

Forty-one percent of white voters said they live in the America they want to live in compared to 25 percent of Hispanic voters and just 19 percent of Black voters.

Those who earn $75,000 or more annually were 18 percentage points more likely to be satisfied with the country than those who earn less.

Voters with at least a 4-year degree were 20 percentage points more likely than those with less than a 4-year degree to say they live in the America they want to live in.

Among age groups, voters ages 35 to 49-years-old were more likely to be satisfied with the country, with 50 percent saying they are satisfied.

By contrast, 30 percent of voters among the ages groups of 18 to 34 and 50 to 64-years-old said they same while 37 percent of those 65 year old or older agreed.

The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 953 registered voters between June 30 and July 1. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.18 percentage points.  

Gabriela Schulte