The members of America’s intellectual elite seem to get some kind of perverse pleasure from denigrating their own country, but ordinary people the world over know better. In a recent article at, Adam Ozimek provides this table showing the results of a 2013 Gallup poll:

Read the whole Gallup poll if you have time. It’ll make you thankful to be an American, which is exactly how we should all feel, especially at this time of the year. Happy Independence Day!