Posted on July 1, 2016

Fox News Poll: Fewer Americans Feeling Proud

Dana Blanton, Fox News, June 30, 2016

The number of Americans proud of their country has dropped significantly in the last five years, according to the latest Fox News Poll.

Pride is down 19 percentage points:  69 percent of voters were proud of America in 2011.  It’s 50 percent today.

And 46 percent say they aren’t proud, up from 28 percent.

Even so, more voters feel proud than think the Founders would be.

When asked how the Founding Fathers would feel if they could see the country today, just 19 percent think they would be proud.  That’s also down–it was 26 percent in 2011.

Three quarters (75 percent) say the Founders wouldn’t be proud of the nation.


{snip}  The downward shift is larger among Republicans (-26 points) than independents (-17 points) and Democrats (-14 points).

Today, half of men (51 percent) and women (49 percent) are proud, as are 59 percent of Democrats, 49 percent of independents and 41 percent of Republicans.