Fewer Americans Consider the U.S. the Greatest Country

The most recent Pew Research Center political typology survey released last month suggests that in the last three years there has been a decline in the view that the U.S. is the greatest country in the world.  "A clear majority considers the U.S. to be one of the greatest countries in the world. But the view that the U.S. is exceptional – standing above all other countries in the world – has declined 10 points," from 38 percent in 2011.

This decline can be seen among all age groups and across the political spectrum, and is most evident among Republicans (the share of Republicans saying "We're Number 1" dropped 15 percentage points, from 52 to 37 percent) and people 49 and under.

Previous Pew Research Center political typology surveys were conducted in 1987, 1994, 1999, 2005 and 2011, in an effort to "describe the political landscape in some detail, going beyond self-identified partisanship or ideology. This year’s typology segments people based on their combination of 23 political values and beliefs."  Rather than treating political ideology as a single left-right scale, the political typology survey takes into account a wide range of values, and looks for unique combinations of values.  This year's survey shows that the political "center," which is remarkably fragmented and diverse, defies easy categorization.  For more information on how the political typology was created and a discussion of the survey's findings, please go to: http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/26/section-1-the-political-typology-identity-and-attitudes/

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TeachingwithData.org resources:
American Identity and Immigrant Resentment: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3429)
The American Dream at the Turn of the 21st Century: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3463)
Voting Behavior: The 2012 Election (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3920)
Theories of American Politics (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3053)
Social Class and Attitudes about Inequality: A Data-Driven Learning Guide (http://www.teachingwithdata.org/resource/3242)
Frederique Laubepin

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