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Patriotism is on full red-white-and-blue display today, as U.S. celebrates its 236th birthday. But how do Americans feel about their country the rest of the year? Americans actually have a complex relationship with the idea of “patriotism.” While most Americans think of themselves as patriotic, the agreement tends to stop there.
Numerous surveys show that there are stark differences in the way Americans feel about their country across a variety of demographics, including class, race and political party.
Over the past decade, a growing number of Americans view themselves as patriotic, according to a 2010 Gallup poll.
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