47% of Young Democrats Believe Other Countries Are Better Than America, Poll Says
Young Americans have low opinion of home country
Forty-seven percent of young Democrats think that other countries are better than the United States, according to a new poll.
Additionally, any young Americans admit that they wouldn’t mind other countries gaining more military power than the United States.
According to a recent poll released by Pew Research, more than one third -36 percent - of Americans aged between 18 to 29 say other countries are better than the United States.
Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents under age 30, 47 percent say there are other countries better than the US.
But 20 percent of Democrats age 50 and over agree with this sentiment.
Meanwhile, just 20 percent of Democrats age 50 and over agree with this sentiment.
“Democrats have become more likely to say there are other countries that are better than the U.S.,” says Pew Research.
“In telephone surveys, the share of Democrats saying this is higher than at any point since the question was first asked by Pew Research Center in 2011, and there has been a corresponding decline in the share saying the U.S. stands above other nations.”
The poll reflects a shift in the Democrat party’s base, and a potential split between traditional Democrat voters and radical woke progressives.
The study notes that Americans are “more likely to say it would be acceptable if another country became as militarily powerful as the U.S.”
Sixty-one percent of adults say that the United States should maintain its status as a military superpower, according to Pew Research.
But 55 percent of Democrats under the age of 30 admit that they would find it acceptable if other nations gain more military power than the US.
But among young Republicans, the numbers are much lower, with just 19 percent of adults under the age of 30 agree with their young Democrat counterparts.
Among Republicans ages 50 and older, just a 4 percent share agree with this sentiment.
Last year, Neon Nettle reported that only 22 percent of Democrats describe themselves as "extremely proud" to be American, according to a new Gallup poll conducted in the run-up to the Fourth of July.
The poll also found that the number of Americans who consider themselves “extremely proud” of their country is at a record low around this year's Independence Day.
Gallup released the concerning poll showing only one in four Democrats is proud to be a citizen of our great nation.