Sunday, June 21, 2020

The majority of Americans say this is the lowest point in US history since they can remember, according to new survey

Of course, there have been worse times before the memory of most of us. But with our choice not to deal much with various problems, esp. those involving environmental degradation, fear for the future of not only the nation, but the world, is very rational.

Sophia Ankel
,Business Insider•June 20, 2020

As the US continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic while also seeing a period of civil unrest, a majority of Americans think the country is at its lower point in history in living memory, according to new research.

According to two nationally-representative surveys cited in a report called "Stress in America" by the American Psychological Association, as many as 83% of the respondents say that the future of the nation is a significant source of stress.


June 15, 2020
U.S. National Pride Falls to Record Low
by Megan Brenan

American pride has continued its downward trajectory reaching the lowest point in the two decades of Gallup measurement. The new low comes at a time when the U.S. faces public health and economic crises brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody.

Although a majority of adults in the U.S. still say they are "extremely proud" (42%) or "very proud" (21%) to be American, both readings are the lowest they have been since Gallup's initial measurement in 2001.

IMO: Being proud of "being" something like a citizen of a particular country is unwarranted. I am grateful I am an American, rather than one of the countries where conditions are so bad. But I am proud because of actions I choose to take, like working at the polls, and trying to be open to truth, etc.


These latest data are from a May 28-June 4 poll, which also found 20% of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., and presidential approval fell back to 39%.


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