Americans Agree: Freedom Is What Makes Us Great

There's a notable difference between the way a 30-year-old and a 50-year-old feels about America, according to a detailed Pew Research Report.

iStock_000016983031_BODY.jpgAccording to this Pew Research study, Millennials, defined as those born between 1981-1996, are substantially less patriotic than other generations of Americans.

The study asked Americans if they believed that America was the greatest country in the world. A "yes" answer increased with each older generation. Millennials scored the lowest at 32%, and the Silent generation (those born during the Great Depression) scoring highest at 64%. 

In fact, Millennials were the most likely (at 11%) to say that the U.S. was not the greatest nation in the world.

Despite these findings, the study found the younger generation to have a higher optimism about America's present and future than the older generations, believing that America's best days are ahead.

But an overwhelming majority of Americans--more than 90%--all agreed on what makes America so great: her freedom.

So while the younger generation might be less likely to assert American supremacy, they are still very hopeful about their future.

What about you? Do you think the unique freedom found in America is what makes her great? What freedoms are you particularly grateful for?

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