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Pew Center Survey: Republicans More Likely to Believe America ‘Stands Above’ Other Countries

A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found [1] that Republicans were more likely than Democrats or independents to believe that America ‘stands above’ other nations in the world in greatness:

In a Pew Research survey released Friday, a majority of Americans, 85 percent, said that either the United States “stands above all other countries in the world” (29 percent) or that it is “one of the greatest countries, along with some others” (56 percent). Just 14 percent of Americans think there are “other countries better than the U.S.”

Pew notes [2] that, “Republicans are more likely than Democrats to say the U.S. ‘stands above’ all other nations, according to the survey, conducted June 8-18. About four-in-ten Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (41%) say the U.S. stands above other countries, compared with 19% of Democrats and Democratic leaners. This is nearly identical to the partisan gap on this question in the fall of 2015.”