Ninety-one percent (91%) of voters nationwide are proud to be an American. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that total includes 67% who are Very Proud of that affiliation.
Ninety-three percent (93%) of white voters have such pride. So do 89% of Hispanic voters and 87% of black voters. That pride is felt by 97% of Republicans, 87% of Democrats, and 90% of Independents (see crosstab results).
In terms of living up to our nation’s founding ideals, 84% think the U.S. currently does a pretty good job when it comes to freedom. Seventy percent (70%) think we do at least a decent job when it comes to self-governance and 62% say the same about equality.
In all three areas, however, solid majorities expect our nation to do even better in the future.
Data released earlier today showed that 86% consider the U.S. to be a great nation. Not only that, 76% believe it’s always been great.
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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