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Poll Finds Over a Third of Young Americans Say Other Countries are Better

Poll Finds Over a Third of Young Americans Say Other Countries are Better

The poll was “about partisanship as ‘the dividing line in the American public’s political attitudes.'”

People who believe this need to spend time in other countries. No place else on Earth offers the freedom enjoyed in America.

Campus Reform reports:

Shocking number of young Americans say other countries are better

Over a third of young Americans do not believe that the United States is the greatest country in the world.

In a recent Pew Research poll, 47 percent of Democrat and Democrat-leaning Americans between the ages of 19-29 prefer other countries over the U.S, while 19 percent of Republicans within the same age group agree.

The poll also showed that 36 percent of this age group say other countries are greater than the U.S.

The survey was conducted as part of a larger study by the Pew Research Center in September about partisanship as “the dividing line in the American public’s political attitudes.”

The findings showed that within the age group of 19-29, 47 percent of adult Democrat and Democrat-leaning individuals believe that there are other countries better than the United States, while within the same age group, 19 percent of Republican and Republican-leaning individuals agree. That leaves only 53 percent of young Democrats who prefer the United States to any other country, while 81 percent of young Republicans favor America.

The same survey found 36 percent of all young Americans within the ages of 19-29 believe other countries are better than the U.S, leaving only 64 percent who believe in American exceptionalism.

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What they are saying is that they would rather spend their trust fund somewhere else

Is that the third who are attending “higher education” and not constructively contributing to the country through work?

If you think another country is better, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. But most of all, don’t try to change our country to be like the country you imagine in your head.

They’ve got a tourist-brochure view of the outside world, without the perspective to see that 21st century America, warts and all, is just about the best time and place to be alive in the history of civilized man.

James Joyce’s short story “Araby” paints a perfect picture of the mindset of these young people, and the disappointment it will inevitably lead them to. The young tend to romanticize what they’ve yet to directly experience.

And they’re still here because… Freedom is not free and for those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor that the protected will never know.

Have these geniuses even BEEN to other countries yet?

    Pete in reply to UJ. | January 13, 2020 at 2:41 pm

    I’m constantly amazed at how many people there are that know everything and yet, have experienced nothing. But Mom! All the cool kids hate our country!

    randian in reply to UJ. | January 13, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    They don’t need to, they have teachers endlessly propagandizing them about the evils of the US (and Europe, but Europe isn’t as bad as the US) and how morally superior brown people are.

I have to say that I don’t think that this is new or unusual for college-aged youth. Back in the 70’s when I was a college student, I was suspicious of claims about how great the U.S. was and especially suspicious of claims that life in the Soviet Union was terrible.

However, all that changed in 1975 when I got a chance to spend a month in the USSR on a student trip. Détente was in the air; I was studying Russian with the presumption that there would be trade with the Soviets and that I would get a job selling them blue jeans and Pepsi-Cola.

Essentially it turned out that all the bad things I’d read about were….true and maybe even understated. It was not only true that they were behind in consumer goods, but that Socialist Theory was nothing more than talk. Then I got to see that it really was a feared dictatorship when I had a situation where Russian my age was literally ordered to stop talking to me as I was a foreigner…and the student became -afraid-. There were other encounters which showed the same dynamic of few of the regime, but that was the most dramatic.

It was truly eye-opening. Since then I’ve traveled a lot and lived in several countries. England is peaceful; Italy is wonderful; Panama was terrible; Japan is strange but great. All of those countries had wonderful things about them but despite America’s faults, it provides the best balance of freedom and opportunity and comfortable living at reasonable cost. Anything is possible in America and freedom includes the opportunity to be poor. I think the lure of safety from failure is the appeal of Socialism for the young, but they have no realization of the price they’d pay for that safe mediocre life… Ask any Venezuelan

    OldProf2 in reply to Hodge. | January 14, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    You are suggesting that reality might be more important than these students’ feelings. You should realize that feelings are more important to them than any hint of reality.

    Prepare to be called a fascist. You’re going to trigger those poor children, and they’ll all have to go to their safe spaces and pet their therapy puppies.

    Besides, Bernie went to Russia, and he said it was great. Would Bernie lie?

Well, if they believe another country is better for them, what are they waiting for?

They can leave anytime they choose. However, they should remember it’s a one way ticket.

One of the greatest things about the freedoms we enjoy in this nation (at least for now) is the right to pack up and leave any time we want and go anywhere we want (if they will have us). So for those who don’t like it here and think it is better somewhere else, I say, go right ahead and leave – you won’t be missed.

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