A new survey by Pew Research Center asked 9,895 people a series of questions about America. Most Americans polled agreed that the United States “stands above all other countries” (24%) or that it is “one of the greatest countries, along with some others” (55%).
More than one-fifth (21%), though, said “there are other countries that are better than the U.S.”
And that number soared when the survey group was limited to young liberal Americans, aged 19-29. In that age group, 47% of Democrat and Democrat-leaning people preferred other countries over the U.S, while just 19% of Republicans within the same age group agreed. The poll also showed that 36% of this age group say other countries are greater than the U.S. . .
The percentage of Democrats agreeing that there are other countries better than America is “higher than at any point since the question was first asked by Pew Research Center in 2011.”
“Views of how the U.S. compares with other countries have long been divided along partisan lines,” Pew wrote in its poll findings. “But these differences have widened in recent years as Democrats have become more likely to say there are other countries that are better than the U.S. In telephone surveys, the share of Democrats saying this is higher than at any point since the question was first asked by Pew Research Center in 2011, and there has been a corresponding decline in the share saying the U.S. stands above other nations.” (Read more from “Poll: Young Americans Believe Other Countries Are Better Than the U.S.” HERE)