Sad: Only 43% See America As Best Hope for Mankind

Katie Pavlich

7/2/2012 1:00:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

As we approach July 4, the happy day of America's birthday, just 43 percent of Americans see the United States as the last best hope of mankind according to a new Rasmussen Report.

Americans continue to believe strongly that their nation offers them more opportunities than any other country in the world, but they’re not nearly as confident in America’s place in the world.

Just 43% of American Adults now view the United States as the last best hope of mankind, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. That’s down from 51% who felt that way in May 2010. Thirty percent (30%) say America is not the last best hope of mankind, as Ronald Reagan famously described it, but nearly as many (27%) are not sure.

You can thank President Obama's rhetoric and economic policies for those numbers.