WSJ poll finds Americans’ core values are changing: Media Miss
What many consider to be America’s core values seem to be changing. Things like patriotism and religion have all become significantly less important to Americans in the last 25 years, according to a Wall Street Journal/NORC poll.
In 1998, 70% of Americans said patriotism was “very important” to them. This year, 38% do.
Religion is down 37%. Having children – down by about half. Community involvement – down about 43%%.
On the other hand, *money* became more important. It’s up almost 40% since 1998.
According to the Journal’s report, pollster Bill McInturff suggested, “our political division, COVID, and the lowest economic confidence in decades is having a startling effect on our core values.”
The survey polled more than 1,000 people in early March and, of course, there’s a margin of error of 4.1 percentage points.
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