Americans Are Most Proud of Our Science, Constitution, and TV Shows . . . and Least Proud of Our Schools and Politics
It's easy to complain about everything that's wrong in America . . . there are enough people on the Internet every day talking about how our country is at its LOWEST POINT EVER that you might actually believe them. Well . . . DON'T.
A new Harris Interactive poll had Americans rank 16 different major institutions in the country . . . and when you look at them, you realize that most things are still pretty damn good.
Our science and technology had the most people rating it as excellent or pretty good, at 70% . . . the Constitution had a 64% positive rating . . . so did our TV shows, movies, and entertainment . . . and our quality of life came in fourth, with 62%.
Our political system got the WORST rating . . . only 22% said it's excellent or pretty good. Our public schools only had a 31% positive rating . . . health care got a 32% positive rating . . . and our economic system got a 34% positive rating.
And when the survey asked people to compare those things to OTHER countries . . . we turned even MORE positive. At least 60% said we do ALL 16 better or the same as every other first-world country. (Harris Interactive)