An overwhelming majority of voters say America is the best country in the world, even though many of them also say the country is “systemically” racist and sexist.
That's according to Rasmussen Reports.
Survey results indicate that 80% of likely U.S. voters are proud to be an American, including 58% who are "very proud."
Only 19% say they are not proud to be an American.
Majorities of all political categories – 90% of Republicans, 70% of Democrats and 80% of independent voters – say they are at least somewhat proud to be American.
However, significantly more Republicans (74%) than Democrats (44%) or Independents (55%) consider themselves "very proud" to be American.
When asked if voters agree with the statement that "America is the best country in the world," 77% agreed, including 52% who "strongly agreed", while 21% disagreed.
Along party lines, 90% of Republicans, 68% of Democrats and 72% of independents said they "somewhat agree" that America is the best country in the world.
However, this same survey found that 53% of likely voters at least somewhat agreed that “America and most of its institutions are systemically sexist in favor of men.”
Almost half of the respondents (48%) agreed that America is “systemically” racist.
Nearly a third of voters – and a majority of those under 40 – favored giving the United Nations authority to protect civil rights in the U.S.
To see survey question wording, click here.
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