Gallup Poll: Most in U.S. Still Proud to Be an American, But 71% Say the Signers of the Declaration Would be Disappointed of What United States Has Become
WHAT WOULD THE FOUNDER SAY …
On this 4th of July 2013, a recent Gallup poll says that most Americans, 85%, consider themselves proud to be an American. That number consists of 57% who are extremely proud and 28% who are very proud. But as compared to the early 2000′s, the number is still far below what it once was. However, from this same poll, 71% say that the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be disappointed by the way the United States has turned out.
Add me to that list as well. I posted in today’s Happy Birthday to America, that it is up to ‘We the People” to keep our elected politicians in line and that they provide a government of, by and for the people, not against them. People must understand that we fought a War of Independence, not become dependent upon a government. Get involved and change the course, don’t just whine and accept it. Our government is supposed to be of, by and for the People, and deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
71% of Americans say that the signers of the Declaration of Independence would not be pleased with how America turned out. Well folks, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, YOU HAVE THE POWER!!!
As the United States celebrates Independence Day, most of its adult residents continue to say they are proud to be an American, including 57% who are extremely proud and 28% who are very proud. This high level of pride in being an American has varied only moderately over the past 12 years since the question was first asked, but has been lower since 2005 than it was in the years prior.
Americans Believe Signers of the Declaration Would Be Disappointed
Despite their widespread national pride, Americans evince a much more negative response when asked if the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be pleased or disappointed by the way the United States has turned out. Seventy-one percent of Americans say the signers would be disappointed, while 27% say they would be pleased.