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 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

Other recent data found that 88% believe most people who have children consider their children to be among the best parts of their life. releases new public opinion data every day relating to topics in the news and other items of interest. Please sign up to receive the latest data and insights each day via email.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted March 16-17, 2019 by 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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