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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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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:03 PM


Quoting MomTiara19:

Im very proud to be an American.I grew up respecting my country and still do.No place I would rather be.

patriotic



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM

I take it you are on the "no" side.


Quoting Pema_Jampa:
SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Everyone who is a grown up adult man or woman knows the US is not perfect.

Let's put it this way: Are your children perfect? Do you still love them? Are you still proud of them? Same principle.


Quoting blues_pagan:

I wasn't trying to sound snide. But when it comes down to it I agree with you completely bit is a realistic view of the state of things.

Quoting joyfree:

Actually, I was agreeing with you that many liberals(myself included) would be prouder if we did some things differently. Because we have to factor in the things we don't like, it reduces the score... Sorry that I was not more clear.



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".










SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:10 PM

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

I'd like to know what exactly are you girls proud of America right now?

Education?

Healthcare?

Wars?

Government?

etc..



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

In this post, we are talking about meaning #2.

Clearly.


Quoting idunno1234:

pride
 [ prīd ]   

  1. satisfaction with self: the happy satisfied feeling somebody experiences when having or achieving something special that other people admire
  2. proper sense of own value: the correct level of respect for the importance and value of your personal character, life, efforts, or achievements
  3. feeling of superiority: a haughty attitude shown by somebody who believes, often unjustifiably, that he or she is better than others

The above definition makes it clear that being "proud" to be an American, by virtue of the fact that we were lucky enough to be born here, is not applicable unless these proud individuals personally created this country or they have a sense of superiority because they happen to be American.

I'm guessing the above statistic is a reflection of the latter since none of us actually were there when this country was being born.



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I'm not sure what you are saying - please add the missing words. Thanks.  


Quoting denise3680:

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?



SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Yes it is pride - definition #2 earlier here.

You don't think we are superior - obviously.


pride
 [ prīd ]   

  1. satisfaction with self: the happy satisfied feeling somebody experiences when having or achieving something special that other people admire
  2. proper sense of own value: the correct level of respect for the importance and value of your personal character, life, efforts, or achievements
  3. feeling of superiority: a haughty attitude shown by somebody who believes, often unjustifiably, that he or she is better than others


Quoting Friday:


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.



Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:20 PM

NO what? You quoted me saying nothing...

Quoting SallyMJ:

I take it you are on the "no" side.


Quoting Pema_Jampa:


Pema_Jampa
by Celeste on Jul. 7, 2013 at 11:21 PM

As a whole? I disagree.

Quoting SallyMJ:

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE


Quoting Pema_Jampa:

I'd like to know what exactly are you girls proud of America right now?

Education?

Healthcare?

Wars?

Government?

etc..




denise3680
by Gold Member on Jul. 8, 2013 at 7:16 AM

 


Quoting SallyMJ:

I'm not sure what you are saying - please add the missing words. Thanks.  

 

Quoting denise3680:

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?

 

 

look bi^&%h, if you do not like how things are said then ignore it but you know damn well what I was saying, one word does not make a difference:/  but if your feeble mind cannot comprehend things then "know" is the missing word.

 

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