Americans Lose Faith In The Country

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( – A Gallup poll found that 54 percent of Americans believe that the “state of moral values” in the U.S. today is “poor.” This is the first time that most Americans have had a negative view of the country’s moral values in the 22 years that Gallup has had polls with this question.

More specifically, 74 percent of Republicans and 38 percent of Democrats described the state of moral values as “poor.” However, the most significant change was seen with independents, as 51 percent stated that it was “poor” this year when 44 percent had stated the same last year.

Among Republican respondents, there has been a fluctuation in how people viewed the country’s moral values, with 54 percent stating that they were in a “poor” state in 2019, but only 39 percent saying the same in 2020. A sharp increase occurred in 2021, with 66 percent, which ultimately resulted in 74 percent that stated the same this year.

In terms of the rest of the respondents, 33 percent stated that the state of moral values is “only fair,” 10 percent believe it is “good” and only 1 percent find it to be “excellent.”

Megan Brenan, a Gallup research consultant stated that on average since 2002, 43 percent of U.S. adults have believed that the state of moral values is “poor.” On average 38 percent have found it to be “only fair” and 18 percent have believed it to be either “excellent or good.”

The Gallup survey was conducted from May 1 to May 24 and it included 1,011 adults. The margin of error is 4 percentage points.

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