To hear former president Barack Obama tell it, America isn't that exceptional ("I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism," he said shortly after moving into the White House).
And to Obama, America is pretty racist (just this month Obama said "we are still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism, mommy issues.") What's more, the mainstream media has been painting President Trump as an avowed racist since before he took office.
So it should come as no surprise that the young people of today don't think America is the "greatest" country, but they do think the nation is racist.
In a survey of 1,078 Americans, conducted by polling firm YouGov and sponsored by the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG), finds that younger Americans (under 38 years old – Gen Z and Millennials), also think America is sexist. Some 46% of those polled don't agree that "America is the greatest country in the world," half (50%) think the U.S. is sexist, 49% say the country is racist and 47% say America's future should be driven by socialism over capitalism.
Among the survey’s other findings:
- 38% of younger Americans do not agree that “America has a history that we should be proud of”
- One in eight (14%) of millennials agree that “America was never a great country and it never will be”
- 46% of younger Americans agree that “America is more racist than other countries”
- 84% of Americans do not know the specific rights enumerated in the First Amendment
- 19% of millennials believe that the American flag is “a sign of intolerance and hatred”
- 44% of younger Americans believe Barack Obama had a “bigger impact” on America than George Washington
“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. said Nick Adams, Founder of FLAG.
"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 said.