Who Is Proud To Be An American?

By Clay Routledge

Published by the Archbridge Institute and Challey Institute  |  December 2020

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Key takeaways:

  • Regardless of political ideology, religion, race/ethnicity, gender, age, education level, or income, most Americans are proud to be American.

  • Americans report a wide range of reasons for their national pride but freedom is a common theme.

  • Only a very small percentage of Americans appear to be deeply pessimistic about their nation.

  • American pride is associated with psychological flourishing. People who are proud to be American report feeling less lonely and more meaningful, agentic, satisfied with life, energized, and optimistic than people who are not proud to be American.





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