Survey Says: “eight in 10 Americans of all ages…say patriotism is in.”

Well! I would hope so!

“That [patriotism] appears so long after the period of frenzied flag-waving following 9/11 suggests that it is settling in as a fixture of American perceptions,” according to Roper Reports…
…The poll also found that, African Americans and Hispanics are among those most inclined to have patriotic feelings. The survey found “virtually no difference between blacks’ views and those of the nation as a whole.”
Eighty percent of black Americans and 78 percent of Hispanics strongly identify themselves as patriotic, as well as 81 percent of white Americans, the poll found.
Some 87 percent of baby boomers — the bloc of Americans demographers generally consider born between 1946 and 1964 — said patriotism is a central identifying fact of their lives. Seventy-eight percent of Generation Xers, born between 1965 and 1980, felt the same way.

I think that’s kinda the whole idea of “We, the People“.

One Response to “Survey Says: “eight in 10 Americans of all ages…say patriotism is in.””

  1. NJ Sue says:

    It is sad that 9% fewer Gen X’ers than Boomers feel strongly patriotic. I wonder if it’s the lack of a major external enemy when they hit adulthood; the USSR folded in ’89, more or less. I also wonder if it has something to do with the way lefty professors indoctrinated them in college. The nation-state is so passe’, you know.

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