America on July 4th

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July 4, 2014 – As Americans gather at backyard barbeques and block parties to celebrate their nation’s birthday, they do so largely as citizens divided along political and demographic lines. Those are some of the results of an Angus Reid Global (ARG) online survey asking American adults how they feel about their country, and its institutions. More than half – 62 per cent say they think the US is on the wrong track. This sentiment is more pronounced among older Americans (67% who are older than 55 years) than among young Americans (55% aged 18 – 34). Just 15 per of American adults surveyed say they believe the country is on the right track and are optimistic about its future. Of these respondents, 26 per cent voted for US President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, while 6 per cent voted for Mitt Romney.

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