“…And thanks to Gallup, we now know something else about millennials: They hate America. Since 2001, Gallup has asked Americans how proud they are to be Americans — a sort of patriotic temperature-taking. There are five possible responses: not at all, only a little, moderately, very and extremely. ‘Extremely’ is a funny way to put it, like you are taking patriotism to the extreme — the Poochie of patriotism — and therefore look like this guy. In that first 2001 survey, 55 percent of American adults were extremely proud to be American. That survey was conducted in January, though, and in the next survey, conducted after the 9/11 attacks, the figure jumped to 65 percent. By 2003, right after the start of the second Gulf War, the number was 70 percent. But then it started to drop. This year, the number of extremely proud Americans is at only 52 percent — the lowest recorded so far.” 

Source: Philip Bump. “Why Do Millennials Hate America?” Washington Post. July 1, 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/01/why-do-millennials-hate-america/

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