This should come as no surprise, but Gallup’s latest poll confirms that American conservatives are significantly more patriotic than American liberals. When asked the question: “How proud are you to be an American – extremely proud, very proud, moderately proud, only a little proud, or not at all proud?”, 89 percent of conservative voters say they are “extremely proud/very proud.” In contrast just 76 percent of liberals share this sentiment. 17 percent of liberals say they are “moderately proud” to be American, and six percent say they are “only a little/not at all proud.” Among moderates, 86 percent describe themselves as “extremely/very proud” to be American.
The Gallup survey also shows that Republican voters are more proud to be American than Democrat voters – 93 percent as opposed to 85 percent. 11 percent of Democrats say they are “moderately proud” to be American, while 4 percent say they are “only a little/not at all proud.” Independents are the least likely to take pride in their country, with only 81 percent saying they are “extremely/very proud.”
In terms of geography, the most patriotic part of the country is the heavily Republican South, where 89 percent of voters say they are “extremely/very proud” to be an American. The least patriotic region is the Democrat-dominated East, where only 81 percent of voters say they are “extremely/very proud,” followed by the West at 81 percent. Among the age groups, the most patriotic section of society is the 65 plus group – the least patriotic is the 30 to 49 age range.
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