All-time low 38% of adults 'extremely proud' to be American: Gallup

Extreme national pride hits new lows across political spectrum

Updated: July 4, 2022 - 3:07pm

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Only 38% of U.S. adults say they're "extremely proud" to be American, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The figure is the lowest since Gallup began tracking data on national pride in 2001.

However, 27% of respondents say they're "very proud" to be American, meaning 65% of U.S. adults express pride in their country. But that falls well below the trend averages over the last two decades of 55% being extremely proud and 80% being extremely or very proud.

 According to the most recent poll, 22% say they're "moderately proud" to be American, while 9% are "only a little" and 4% "not at all" proud.

The poll was conducted amid soaring inflation, including historically high gas prices, and after mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas. The data preceded the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade – a decision that Gallup speculated could affect the level of national pride Americans have for their country.

The record-low levels of extreme national pride hit its lowest points across the political spectrum, with 58% of Republicans, 34% of Independents, and 26% of Democrats saying they're extremely proud of the U.S.

Extreme national pride among all three political groups has dropped by double digits compared to 2013. The largest decline over that period was among Democrats, who came in at 56% just nine years ago.