Children, Being An American Top List of Ways People Identify Themselves

Given a list of 14 items that people might use to define their self-identification, 47% of voters selected their children as one of the top three. A ScottRasmussen.com com survey found that 40% selected being an American, 39% the family they grew up with, and 37% faith or religion.

Nothing else came close and just 7% selected their political affiliation. Only 1% named politics as the top attribute to their self-identification (see full results and crosstabs).

At the other extreme, 46% named favorite sports teams as one of the three least important aspects of their self-identity. Thirty-nine percent (39%) cited artistic endeavors and 29% political affiliation (see full results and crosstabs).

These results are broadly similar to attitudes found through a different set of questions asked in December. That survey found that 72% of voters said that their children were a Very Important part of their self-identity. Additionally, 68% said being an American was Very Important to their self-identity. That places it second in a list of 14 options presented to voters in a new survey by ScottRasmussen.com.

Other recent data found that 88% believe most people who have children consider their children to be among the best parts of their life.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted March 16-17, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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