Americans Have Less National Pride than Yemenis, Mexicans, Libyans, Rwandans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Moroccans, Kazakhstanis, Tunisians, Qataris … and More than a Dozen Others

Americans’ pride in our country is legendary … or at least it used to be.

The World Values Survey – a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars – finds that the percent of Americans who are “very proud” of the U.S. fell from 77% in 1999, to 71.1% in 2004, 62% in 2009 and only 56% today.

That puts Americans’ pride behind the national pride felt by the Yemenis, Mexicans, Libyans, Rwandans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Moroccans, Kazakhstanis, Tunisians, Qataris … and 13 other countries:

Another recent poll finds that Mexicans are now happier than Americans.

Other recent polls find that Americans believe that 75% of all politicians are “corrupted” by campaign donations and lobbyists, and 70% percent of politicians use their political power to help their friends and hurt their enemies.

71% of Americans believe the election system is biased in favor of the candidate with more money.

Multiple polls find that Americans are more afraid of our government than of terrorists.

Americans think the financial system is rigged for the wealthy. 52 percent of Americans “do not think the economy is fair to those willing to work hard”.

A Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans – 58% – say that both the Republicans and Democrats are doing such a poor job representing the people that a new, third party is needed.   A national Rasmussen Reports survey has found that an all-time high 53 percent of all Americans believe that neither major political party “represents the American people”. The Washington Post writes:

Poll after poll shows that both national parties are deeply unpopular with an electorate looking for something new and different.

An average of national polls finds that only 29 percent of Americans believe that the country is heading in the right direction.

65 percent of Americans are dissatisfied “with the U.S. system of government and its effectiveness” … the highest level of dissatisfaction that Gallup has ever recorded.

The most stunning poll: only 21% of likely voters think that our government has the “consent of the governed”.  And see this.

No wonder Congress is less popular among Americans than zombies, witches, dog poop, potholes, toenail fungus, hemorrhoids, cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, traffic jams, used car salesmen, Genghis Khan, communism, North Korea, BP during the Gulf oil spill, Nixon during Watergate or King George during the American Revolution.

And Obama isn’t so hot, either.

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  • Eol Awki

    Not certain what they mean by “World Values” but this list does not even include major players like Russia, China, Germany or France…many others as well. Very strange.

    • jadan

      Russia, China, & Germany are listed. France is not. Don’t see VZ and many others. I suppose the point of this exercise is to employ “scholars” with UN grant money.

      • jo6pac

        I have a hard time that Russia is rated that low, propaganda?

      • Eol Awki

        You’re right! Getting too old and blind to see, I suppose.

        Though I must say I am surprised that Russia and China are listed so low – their respective people are extremely patriotic. I’m a bit suspicious.

  • Diogenes Shrugged

    Outside of Israel, Iran has the highest Jewish population in the Middle East, but neither made the list. No doubt because the Jews in Iran are prouder of their country than the Jews in Israel are of theirs.
    http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/ircompress.jpg

    • Man on the street

      If there are so many JEWS living in Iran, and proud of their country, how does that fit in with the ZIONIST/ EVAGELICALS Americans?

  • jimmyk520000

    The mule will be gone before we know. Then we can be proud of America once again. This jackals is sum total of all my negative experiences of those folks.

  • BobJ

    And as low an opinion as the voter has of Congress, they’ll vote for the incumbent because “He/She is our crook”.