Nearly Half of Young Americans Believe US Is Racist and Not 'Greatest' Country, Survey Finds
47% favor socialism in future over capitalism.
An alarming new online survey found that national pride is falling among the next generation.
The survey, conducted by polling firm YouGov, reveals that many members of the younger generation (under 38 -- Generation Z and millennials) do not identify with patriotism or American exceptionalism.
The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness, which sponsored the survey, highlighted some key findings, including that 46 percent of respondents do not agree that America is the greatest country in the world, half believe the country is sexist (50 percent) and racist (49 percent), and 47 percent say America's future should be driven by socialism over capitalism.
Other findings include:
- 38% of younger Americans do not agree that “America has a history that we should be proud of”
- One in eight (14%) of millennials agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be”
- 46% of younger Americans agree that “America is more racist than other countries”
- 84% of Americans do not know the specific rights enumerated in the First Amendment
- 19% of millennials believe that the American flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred”
- 44% of younger Americans believe Barack Obama had a “bigger impact” on America than George Washington
For the survey, 1,078 Americans were contacted between October 23-29, including 100 Americans age 14-17 and 107 Americans age 18-21. Responses were balanced for generation, gender and census regions.
On the release of the report, Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness founder Nick Adams, lamented what he called "an epidemic of anti-Americanism."
"That half of millennials and Gen Z believe that the country in which they live is both ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ shows that we have a major fraction of an entire generation that has been indoctrinated by teachers starting in grade school that America is what’s wrong with the world," Adams said.
Campus Reform editor-in-chief Lawrence Jones reacted to the survey on "Fox & Friends."