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  • Millennials Embrace American Exceptionalism

    In the wake of last week’s Independence Day celebrations, millions of young Americans are embracing their freedom. While Generation Yers may have the stereotype of being self-centered, many of them not only view themselves as exceptional — they hold the same view of America as well.

    A recent poll commissioned by Generation Opportunity reveals that the majority of Millennials embrace American exceptionalism. The survey, conducted by the polling company/WomanTrend, found 56 percent of Millennials embrace the notion that is America is qualitatively different than other nations.

    While some may want to bash American exceptionalism, it is a direct product of the freedom of the American people. It is not the idea that Americans think they are better; it merely describes the uniqueness upon which this great nation was founded. The principles of liberty, personal responsibility, opportunity, and prosperity form America’s distinct ideology.

    The poll also indicates that the majority of Millennials feel America has seriously fallen off track, perhaps due to the abandonment of the Founding principles. While young adults are not typically a driving force behind public policy, their patriotism may be a driving force behind reprioritizing American exceptionalism.

    Find out more about Generation Opportunity at tomorrow’s Bloggers Briefing, hosted by Heritage at noon. Watch live on Ustream.tv or listen to the podcast at BlogTalkRadio.

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    2 Responses to Millennials Embrace American Exceptionalism

    1. I'm not convinced the participation trophy generation will ever get there. Until they stop thinking government is the answer to any problem, I think we're stuck with kids who "Think America is great the way Germans think Germany is great".

    2. @__Dharma says:

      The reason our society has undergone this deterioration is not because of 'Generation Y' but rather the generation that preceded it. The kids weren't responsible for the governmental policies that have arguably corrupted this generation because they were just kids.
      You can't solely blame this generation for the decay unless you first blame those that raised them.
      It bugs me to death when "grown-ups" try to blame my generation for our current situation!
      Blame Wilson and Roosevelt. Blame Bush and Obama. Blame yourselves for birthing and raising Big Brother.
      You know childern look up to their older siblings!

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