[Ed. – Crunching the sobering numbers.]
The good news is that an overwhelming majority of adults (68%) are very or extremely proud to be an American. The bad news is the only group that is not proud are young people. Only 36% of those aged 18 to 24 said that they were extremely or very proud.
Overall, 44% of the adults surveyed said they were extremely proud to be an American, 23% were very proud, 15% were moderately proud, and 8% were slightly proud. Just 6% said they were not proud at all.
Despite all of the media coverage about racial issues in our country, only 7% of the black respondents and 9% who are Hispanic said they are not proud to be American. In fact, the majority said they were either extremely or very proud to be an American.