A new poll unleashes some upsetting and alarming news about the way that half of millennials and Generation Z feel about the United States.
The results of the poll indicate anti-Americanism, with people age 38 and younger not considering America to be “great,” and seeing the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred,” The Washington Examiner reported.
Young people who became adults while Obama was president stated that they think he had a “bigger impact” on the U.S. than founding father George Washington.
YouGov.com conducted the “State of American Patriotism” poll on behalf of the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG) and it was the first of its kind.
Nearly half of millennials believe that America isn’t “great,” and many see the U.S. flag as “a sign of intolerance and hatred.” https://t.co/7fL0MNJp5Y
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 27, 2018
FLAG provides education about the “values and principles that make our nation exceptional,” primarily to grades K-12.
Nick Adams, founder of FLAG said, “We suspected that we would find decreasing numbers of Americans well-versed in our nation’s most important principles and young people less patriotic than the generations that came before, but we were totally unprepared for what our national survey reveals: 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 added.
The poll also revealed that in the age group of 38 and younger, four in 10 think its acceptable to burn the flag. Another 19 percent of millennials believe that the American flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred.”
One in eight don’t want to see the flag at all, and two in five don’t believe the flag should be saluted.
The survey analysis said, “Younger Americans (under 38 – Gen Z and Millennials) are becoming unmoored from the institutions, knowledge, and spirit traditionally associated with American patriotism.”
Other shocking results revealed that 50 percent of those surveyed think the U.S. is sexist, 49 percent think the U.S. is racist.
Almost half of millennials and Gen Z don’t believe “America is the greatest country in the world.”
When asked if America “has a history that we should be proud of,” 38 percent didn’t think so. Approximately 14 percent of millennials agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be.”
To the statement, “America is more racist than other countries,” 46 percent of younger Americans agreed.
A staggering 84 percent of those surveyed do not know the specific rights of the First Amendment.