A recent poll shows a record number of Americans aren’t feeling very patriotic as the United States celebrates its independence; with just 47% of voters saying they’re “extremely proud” to be a US citizen.
According to Gallup, the figures are the worst on record and mark a dramatic downturn from 51% in 2017 and a historic high of 70% in 2003.
“The latest results are based on a June 1-13 poll. When Gallup first asked the question in 2001, 55% of Americans said they were extremely proud. After the 9/11 terror attacks caused the public to rally around the nation and its leaders, the percentage expressing extreme pride in the country increased to 65%, and went up further to 70% less than two years later,” adds the survey.
“While the 47% who are extremely proud to be Americans is a new low, the vast majority of Americans do express some level of pride, including 25% who say they are ‘very proud’ and 16% who are ‘moderately proud,’” says Gallup.
Read the full poll here.