Majority of Democrats think US not world's greatest country: Poll
The title of "greatest country" is no longer the US' as per its own citizens, the democrats.
Results of a national poll conducted by the NY Times and Siena College revealed on Wednesday that only 37% of Democrats agreed with the statement that "America is the greatest country in the world," while 55% of Democrats endorsed the statement that "America is a great country but not the greatest," and another 7% said the US is "not a great country" with the remainder having no opinion.
The poll further revealed that 69% of Republicans think the US is the greatest, 24% said it’s great but not the greatest, and only 5% of Republican respondents said America is not a great country with the remaining 2% having no opinion.
47% of registered independents who claimed not to be affiliated with a party said America is the greatest country, while 45% said America is great, but not the greatest.
Political commentator and veteran pollster Doug Schoen, who had a long political career working for former President Bill Clinton and ex-Mayor Mike Bloomberg, was not surprised by the poll results.
“There used to be a bipartisan consensus that America was a unique, special, exceptional nation. That’s gone,” Schoen said.
“Republicans do believe in American exceptionalism. The Democrats do not accept American exceptionalism.”
The poll results contained race, region, age, and education discrepancies.
For instance, 54% of white respondents said America is the greatest country compared to 33% of black voters, who heavily identify as Democrats.
A majority of Midwesterners [56%] and Southerners [53%] said America was the greatest, compared with 38% of Northeasterners and 47% of Westerners.
Two-thirds of voters ages 65 and over were the most patriotic, with two-thirds saying America was the greatest compared to just 30% of voters ages 18 to 29.
The least educated Americans mostly displayed attributes of extreme patriotism, with 59% of voters with a high school degree or less saying the US was the greatest, compared to just 42% of college graduates.
Moreover, Democrats expressed a more favorable view of socialism (53%) than capitalism (44%). On the other hand, 66% of Republicans had a favorable view of capitalism, while 86% of them opposed socialism.
The poll further showed Americans were strongly divided entering the midterm congressional elections, with 46% saying they support Democrats and 44% Republicans. Likewise, if a potential rematch was to take place between President Biden and former President Donald Trump, 45% would be in favor of Biden and 42% of Trump with the remainder undecided.
With regards to tackling inflation, voters say they favor Republicans over Democrats on the economy 52% to 38%.
“Republicans may also be buoyed by voters saying 49-31% that economic issues are more important in determining their vote for Congress this year than are social issues,” said Siena polling director Don Levy. “While a plurality of Democrats say social issues are more important, a majority of Republicans and independents say they’ll focus on economic issues.”
Elsewhere on social issues, voters oppose the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning the 1973 Roe v Wade abortion decision 62% to 30%. Similarly, 62% of respondents say abortion should be always or mostly legal, while 31% say it should be mostly or always illegal.
This New York Times/Siena College survey of 1,399 registered voters nationwide was conducted in English and Spanish on landlines and mobile phones from September 6-14, 2022. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points.
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