New research indicates that young democrats favor other countries over the United States. Further, younger Americans report that America is inferior to other nations, and say that they would be alright if other nations build militaries as strong as the United States.
However, overall, the majority of Americans report that America “stands above all other countries” (24%) or that it is “one of the greatest countries, along with some others” (55%).
Regardless, over a third of Americans age 18-29, thirty-six percent, say that other countries are better than the United States. The findings were revealed by the Pew Research Center, the organization that was responsible for polling.
Age differences in these views are evident within both partisan coalitions but are especially wide among Democrats. Nearly half (47%) of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents under 30 say other countries are better than the U.S., as do roughly a third (34%) of those ages 30 to 49. By comparison, just 20% of Democrats ages
50 and older say this.
Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, 19% of adults under 30 say other countries are superior to the U.S. In contrast, just 4% of Republicans 50 and older take this view.
The shocking findings portray a dark future for America. As younger generations grow older and become more involved in politics and business, it is far more likely that other nations will surpass the United States and revoke the authority of the nation that led the charge for freedom.