This Fourth of July, patriotism is on the decline. According to Gallup polling only 42% of Americans are “extremely proud” to be an American. Chris Cillizza explains why this number has been steadily falling.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
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How views of patriotism vary by party

U.S. National Pride Falls to Record Low

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Here’s what we know about Trump’s Fourth of July plans

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