Thirty-three percent (33%) of American voters believe that the United States today truly provides liberty and justice for all. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 67% disagree and say it does not (see question wording and topline results).
America’s oldest voters are a bit more skeptical than those who are younger. Among those over 65, just 28% believe that the nation lives up to the promise voiced in the Pledge of Allegiance. Among voters under 50, that figure is 35% (see crosstabs).
Just 23% of Black or African-American voters believe that the U.S. provides liberty and justice for all. Among white voters, 34% believe it is true. For Hispanic voters, 36% agree. Perhaps surprisingly, there is little difference of opinion between urban, suburban, and rural voters.
There is, however, a wide partisan divide. Nearly half of all Republicans (49%) believe that our nation offers liberty and justice for all. Only 22% of Democrats and 31% of immigrants agree.
The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted August 6-7, 2018 for ScottRasmussen.com by HarrisX, a leading research company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and sample Demographics). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.
Other recent data shows that 67% believe that income inequality is a big problem in America and that 64% say freedom is more important than democracy.
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