Eighty-six percent (86%) of voters believe the United States is a great nation. Not only that, a ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 76% believe it’s always been a great nation.
The view that the U.S. has always been a great nation is shared by 85% of Republicans, 71% of Democrats, and 71% of Independent voters. Eighty percent (80%) of white voters believe it’s always been a great nation. That view is shared by 71% of Hispanic voters and 60% of black voters (see crosstab results).
The fact that people see the U.S. as a great nation does not mean they believe it is flawless. Sixty percent (60%), for example, believe that the legacy of slavery still has a significant impact on our nation today. However, 81% believe the founding ideals of freedom, equality, and self-government are even more significant.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted October 9-10, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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