Friday, June 6, 2008

The core of Obama's supporters, 18 - 34, lack national identity

The Bradley Project has some disturbing findings on 'America’s National Identity' and calls for a National Dialogue on the subject. A renewed focus on the teaching of American history in schools is central to this issue.

Findings -

63% of Americans Believe our National Identity
is Weakening, and One in Four Believe the Nation is So Divided That a
Common National Identity is Not Possible.

7 of 100 5th graders were able to identify why we celebrate July 4th, 1776.

"...and “even more troubling is that younger Americans – on whom our continued national identity depends – are less likely than older Americans to believe in a unique national identity or in a unique American culture.” Indeed, 45% of 18-34 year old Americans believe that international law should trump the U.S. Constitution in instances where there is a conflict."

*Is it me or is that stunning!

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