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Gallup: Republicans more proud to be American than Democrats

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BY CHARLIE SPIERING | JULY 4, 2013 AT 8:50 AM Photo -   In recognition of Independence Day, Gallup has released a poll on whether American citizens are still proud to be American.


Ninety-three percent of Republicans indicate that they are “extremely/very proud” to be American while only 85 percent of Democrats feel the same way.

Eighty-one percent of political Independents indicate they are “extremely/very proud.”

Likewise, 89 percent of poll respondents who identified themselves as conservative are “extremely/very proud,” to be American compared to 76 percent of liberals.

by on Jul. 4, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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denise3680
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 9:03 PM

so what?  What is the point?  What makes someone more Patriotic?  I many many many democrats or unaffiliated members of the military, Does that mean they are more or less Patriotic or does serving their country not count?

Redwall
by Bronze Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 7:03 PM

I'm a Libertarian and I think our country is going to hell.  I'm not really proud to be an American right now....I love our counry dearly, but it's on a down hill swing and it makes me really sad.

susan115
by on Jul. 6, 2013 at 7:46 PM
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Really, people have worked hard and have argued over politics to live in this great country.  My side of the family are from Spain, my mother is a bitter socialist.  Glad, I was born here.  I work hard and love the constitution.  Also, he who stands for nothing will stand for anything. 


Quoting -Celestial-:

No. I am not proud to be an American. I cant take pride in something I had no control of. The womb I came out of just happened to be on this soil.

Pride is a deadly sin.



Friday
by Platinum Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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Quoting -Celestial-:

No. I am not proud to be an American. I cant take pride in something I had no control of. The womb I came out of just happened to be on this soil.

Pride is a deadly sin.

I agree. I'm grateful that my mom was on this soil when I was born, I love my country and do what I can to make her better but pride isn't the right word, to me. Like being Irish, it was the luck of genetics and who my mom was attracted to. I'm interested in my heritage and all things Irish, going there is on my bucket list but pride, no.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

joey125
by Silver Member on Jul. 6, 2013 at 10:37 PM

Its silly to even entertain this post, its like nah nah my dog is better than yours, ridiculous    and childish

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jul. 7, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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Proud? I was born here. 

I am usually proud of my accomplishments via hard work.


gludwig2000
by Gina on Jul. 7, 2013 at 4:02 PM

 It looks like the biggest difference is in the wording. And when you look at the actual diffinition of pride, its easily explainable because it seems to me that hardly anyone is denying their love of America, at least, not in this group.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 10:57 PM

Sounds like the survey may be correct?


Quoting blues_pagan:

Honestly right now there isn't much about our country to be proud of.  "America the brave still fears what it doesn't know".



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:00 PM

Come on, silly, you are a smart woman - You know very well that those are not at all the same thing. 

Why don't you go to Egypt?

My friends escaped from there and are so proud to become American citizens in 10 months.


Quoting -Celestial-:

No. I am not proud to be an American. I cant take pride in something I had no control of. The womb I came out of just happened to be on this soil.

Pride is a deadly sin.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:01 PM

How could Republicans in general, or conservatives in particular, possibly look through rose colored glasses with this particular president?

And yet they still are more proud to be Americans.

How is that possible? I have no idea.


Quoting blues_pagan:

The difference in what?  That liberals don't see the US through rose tinted glasses?  Sorry but this country has a lot to learn and has some definite steps to take to make it a better place.

Quoting joyfree:

Therein lies the difference...


Quoting blues_pagan:

Honestly right now there isn't much about our country to be proud of.  "America the brave still fears what it doesn't know".






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