Although the difference in age groups are small it is interesting that the least proud are the aged 30-49 group. It is heartening to see that the younger 18-29 group is more proud than their most immediate predecessors.
The difference between conservatives and liberals is a large 13% gap. There may be a few reasons for this difference. Liberals tend to look at the US as part of one world system. A great example of this is their strong support of the global warming hoax which is really about global re-distribution of income. Their view of big government skews toward big worldwide government, while conservatives look and individual independence and national independence. Under these conditions it make sense that the liberals are not as proud, after all even today after six years of progressive governance, this country is operating as an individual unit instead of part of one world government (thank God).
Another question asked also shows the difference in political mindset. Gallup questioned whether people think our founders would be pleased by the way the country has turned out.
Interestingly by a a very wide margin 71%-27% most believe that the signers of the Declaration of Independence would not be happy and that number has grown significantly since 2003.
Politically, the more conservative one tends to be the more they believe the founders would be not be please with the way America is today. Only 15% of conservatives, 29% of independents and 41% of liberals believe the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be happy with the way the country is today.
The growth of the not please number seems to be driven by conservatives whose beliefs are closer to the Founders ideology and the Constitution, than those of the liberal groups.
These numbers should teach the GOP leadership that their rejection of tea party activists and conservative candidates is not in line with the party base nor is it in line with independents. It is time for them to embrace conservative principals if they want to win elections.