One-Third of Young Americans Say Other Countries Are Better

When it comes to judging our place in the world, most Americans agree that this is the place to be.  According to a recent poll by Pew Research, 24% of all Americans think this is the best place on the planet, while 55% believe the U.S. is among the best.  But things get cloudy when you drill down by age.

Among 19 to 29-year-olds, 36%, or more than one-third, responded that there are other countries which are better than the U.S., a view held in out-sized proportions by Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents (47%).  Just 19% of Republicans in the age group felt that there are other countries better than the U.S.

For those over 50, just 20% of Democrats answered that there are better countries than the U.S., and only 4% of Republicans responded that way.

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