Just in time for the Independence Day holiday, liberals have been ramping up attacks on America’s greatness. While nobody believes America is perfect, conservatives often understand what it is that makes our country so special — and feel blessed to live here.
But college students, increasingly, don’t see to know why.
A recent Gallup survey reported that American pride has hit a new low. Only 45 percent of Americans feel “extremely proud” of their country while Democrats feeling the same way has dropped from 33 percent 22 percent in the past year.
After seeing those poll results, conservative college watchdog group Campus Reform decided to visit George Washington University — a private research university in Washington, D.C. — to ask students three questions: Are you proud of America, is America the greatest country in the world, and which country do you think is greater than America?
Asked if they were proud to be an American, students’ answers ranged from “I’ve been prouder, I think, in the past” to “there are so many issues right now that I can’t say ‘Yes, I’m proud to be an American” to “No, not at all.”
“Like I think we do, as a country, have a lot to be proud of, but at the moment there are a lot more things we have to be ashamed of,” said one female student who identified herself as queer.
Asked if they thought America is the greatest country on earth, students answered “no” without hesitation.
Then they were asked which country is the greatest. Here are their answers and why:
One young black man, though, said, “I think we have a country rife with opportunity, a country rife with the ability to become successful. In light of what’s going on around the world, it’s pretty d--- good to be an American.”