A new Pew Research Center poll shows that the number of Americans who think the United States “stands above all other countries” has declined from 38 percent three years ago to 28 percent today. A strong majority of Americans (58 percent) say the U.S. is merely “one of the greatest countries.”
Just 12 percent say other countries are clearly better. So we’ve got that going for us, which is nice. (USA! USA!)
The decline in American exceptionalism has even taken hold among those who have often been the biggest proponents of it: Republicans. Just 37 percent view the United States as a singularly great country — down 15 points from 2011.
Independents and Democrats have experienced smaller shifts.