Poll: Southerners Proudest to Be American
An Independence Day Gallup poll shows a wide regional disparity in the percentage of Americans who are proud to be American. Conservatives are significantly more proud to be American than liberals (89 percent to 76 percent), and people from the South are far more likely to be extremely or very proud to be Americans than people from the East (89 percent to 81 percent). Republicans are eight percent more likely than Democrats to be proud (93 percent to 85 percent), and both are more likely to be proud than self-described independents (81 percent).
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the New York Times bestseller “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).