Americans Have Less National Pride than Yemenis, Mexicans, Libyans, Rwandans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Moroccans, Kazakhstanis, Tunisians, Qataris … and More than a Dozen Others

Americans’ pride in our country is legendary … or at least it used to be.

The World Values Survey – a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars – finds that the percent of Americans who are “very proud” of the U.S. fell from 77% in 1999, to 71.1% in 2004, 62% in 2009 and only 56% today.

That puts Americans’ pride behind the national pride felt by the Yemenis, Mexicans, Libyans, Rwandans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Moroccans, Kazakhstanis, Tunisians, Qataris … and 13 other countries:

Another recent poll finds that Mexicans are now happier than Americans.

Other recent polls find that Americans believe that 75% of all politicians are “corrupted” by campaign donations and lobbyists, and 70% percent of politicians use their political power to help their friends and hurt their enemies.

71% of Americans believe the election system is biased in favor of the candidate with more money.

Multiple polls find that Americans are more afraid of our government than of terrorists.

Americans think the financial system is rigged for the wealthy. 52 percent of Americans “do not think the economy is fair to those willing to work hard”.

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