Gallup: Americans' national pride hits record low
63% of U.S. adults say they are either "extremely" or "very" proud to be American — a seven-point decline from 2019 and the lowest figure since Gallup began tracking the question in 2001.
Why it matters: It comes as the country faces multiple simultaneous crises like the coronavirus pandemic and a reckoning with systemic racism and police brutality after the killing of George Floyd.
By the numbers: 49% of white respondents said they were "extremely" proud to be American, compared to just 24% for nonwhite respondents.
- Republicans, who historically have a higher rate of American pride than Democrats and independents, saw a nine-point decrease (76% to 67%) in being "extremely" proud over the last year.
- Only 24% of Democrats said they were "extremely" proud — an uptick of 2% from last year.
The big picture: Gallup's reading of those who are "extremely" proud of being American has consistently declined over the last four years after remaining relatively steady for almost a decade.
- Its peak came in 2003 to 2005 — at 69%.
Methodology: Results for this Gallup poll are based on telephone interviews conducted May 28-June 4, 2020, with a random sample of 1,034 American adults. For results based on the total sample of national adults, the margin of sampling error is ±4 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.