According to a Gallup poll released on Monday, Democratic patriotism is seeing a steep decline compared to recent years.

Less than one-third of Democrats classified themselves as being “extremely proud” to be Americans, only 32 percent.

This number is down from 43 percent in 2017 and down even further from 56 percent in 2013 during former President Obama’s administration.

However, Republican respondents are at the opposite end of the spectrum, with 74 percent saying they are extremely proud to be Americans.

With almost three-fourths of Republicans expressing their pride for America, this is the highest it’s been in over the last five years. Conversely, the numbers polled for Democrats were the lowest polled since 2013.

In an overall survey, almost half were extremely proud to be Americans, at 47 percent. This number dropped from 55 percent since the first time it was asked by Gallup in 2001 and continued to increase to 70 percent in 2003.

National pride also tends to fluctuate based on demographic differences.

For instance, college graduates, young adults, women, and nonwhites are all considered Democratic-leaning and therefore score below the national average for being extremely proud to be an American.

Moreover, Republican-leaning groups consist of non-college degreed individuals, older adults, men, and whites, and also rank higher when asked about national pride.

Thirty-three percent of individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 were extremely proud to be Americans, compared to fifty-eight percent of those that are 65 and older, according to Gallup.

The poll was administered over the phone to 1,520 voting aged adults from Jun. 1-13.

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BY Kate Clark


Kate is a staff writer for DC Statesman.