Fewer Are "Proud" To Be American

Fewer people say they're proud to be an American.

A new survey by Gallup finds that the level of pride is at its lowest level since 2001.

While 70% of those polled say they are proud to be Americans, only 45% say they are "extremely proud." That's down slightly from last year's record-low of 47%.

According to Gallup: "The highest readings on the measure, 69% and 70%, were between 2002 and 2004, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when the American public expressed high levels of patriotism and rallied around the U.S. government. Yet, since the start of George W. Bush's second presidential term in 2005, fewer than 60% of Americans have expressed extreme pride in being American."

Read the full poll here.

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