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Patriotism on the Decline Among Young Americans – How Can We Ignite a Love of Country?

by Gen Z Conservative

According to multiple surveys and polls in recent years, a stunning proportion of young Americans know remarkably little about their country’s history and political heritage, and they are not very proud of their nation.

In 2002, nearly 89 percent of 1,200 people aged 18 to 24 surveyed in poll by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government self-identified as “somewhat patriotic” or “very patriotic.” However, by 2020, this share had dropped to 63 percent in a poll of 2,546 people aged 18 to 29.

When questioned if one identifies as being a ‘patriot’ in a subgroup of 1,269 people, around 38 percent of White, 34 percent of Black, 23 percent of Hispanic, and 59 percent involving “Other” and “2 or more races” of Americans said, “yes.”…

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