PRINCETON, N.J., July 4 (UPI) -- Most U.S. adult say they are proud to be Americans, including 57 percent who say they're extremely proud, a Gallup poll released Thursday indicated.
The level of pride in being an American varied only moderately over the 12 years since the question was first asked, results indicated.
The results indicate 10 percent say they are moderately proud to be an American, 3 percent who say they are "only a little proud" and 1 percent who say they are "not at all proud.
Southerners are slightly more likely than those in the East and West to say they are proud, the Princeton, N.J., polling agency said. Conservatives and Republicans are slightly more likely to say they are proud than are liberals and Democrats.
Americans responded negatively when asked if the Declaration of Independence signers would be pleased or disappointed by the way the United States is today, Gallup said. Seventy-one percent say the signers would be disappointed, while 27 percent say they would be pleased.
Results are based on nationwide telephone interviews with 1,529 adults conducted June 1-4 and 2,048 adults surveyed June 20-24. The margin of error for the samples is 3 percentage points.