In a survey of parents and the public, the following percentages of
respondents said they agreed with these statements.
|Too many of today's youngsters fail to appreciate how good this country is.||91%|
|The United States is a better country than most other countries in the world.||90|
|Too many Americans are materialistic and care too much about buying things.||90|
|There's too much attention paid these days to what separates different ethnic and racial groups and not enough to what they have in common.||89|
|The government sometimes lies to the public about what is really going on.||89|
|Minorities often get treated unfairly in this country.||70|
|Most of today's immigrants come to the United States to settle and become loyal Americans.||62|
|The United States has done a lot of morally wrong things to other countries.||48|
|It is harder to raise kids in America than in other countries.||30|
"A Lot To Be Thankful For: What Parents Want Children To Learn About America" is available for $10 from Public Agenda at (212) 686-6610. It can also be ordered via the World Wide Web at: www.publicagenda.org.
SOURCE: Public Agenda.
Vol. 18, Issue 13, Page 8Published in Print: November 25, 1998, as American Pride