Americans with extreme national pride stays near record low, Gallup poll finds

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The number of U.S. adults who say they are "extremely proud" to be an American has been trending downward since 2015 and is hovering near a record low in Gallup’s most recent poll. 

Two in five Americans (41%) said they are "extremely proud" to be American, according to a Gallup poll of 1,005 randomly selected adults between June 3 and June 23.  

This was the fifth year in a row that this particular reading has been in the 38% to 43% range, Gallup reported. 

Meanwhile, the combined 67% of Americans who said they are either "extremely" or "very proud" was among the lowest in Gallup’s findings – just four percentage points above the record low of 63% in 2020. 

Some 18% of Americans said they are "moderately proud" to be American, while 10% said they are "only a little" proud and 5% are "not at all" proud, according to the poll, which was released just before the Fourth of July. 

Americans’ national pride was the highest following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Gallup said.  

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Republicans express more U.S. pride than Democrats, independents, Gallup finds

When looking at Americans’ pride based on political party, Republican pride remains high compared with Democrats and Independents – though all party groups were found to be significantly less proud than they were 20 years ago, according to Gallup. 

Some 59% of Republicans, 34% of Democrats and 36% of independents said they are "extremely proud" to be American. 

The 25-point gap in extreme pride between Republicans and Democrats today is similar to the 28-point average gap since 2001, Gallup noted.

"Meanwhile, Republicans’ current extreme pride is statistically tied with the group’s 58% record low in 2022," Gallup reported. "Similarly, the percentage of independents with extreme national pride is near last year’s 33%, the lowest for that group."

This story was reported from Cincinnati.