Americans are sour on their healthcare system and neutral on their economic system, but they firmly believe that their individual freedoms outshine those afforded citizens in other modern, industrialized nations, finds Gallup and USA Today in new survey results. Asked how the US compares in a number of areas, 77% of respondents said that America’s individual freedoms are “the best” (32%) or “above average” (45%), while 65% said the same about the quality of life, and 55% about the opportunity for people to get ahead.
Perceptions regarding these top virtues are somewhat constant across age groups, although 18-34-year-olds are more likely to rate the opportunity for people to get ahead as “the best” or “above average” than 35-54-year-olds and those 55 and up (59%, 52%, and 53%, respectively). Favorable attitudes towards the country’s individual freedoms are highest among 35-54-year-olds (80%), and lowest among those 55 and up (73%). Read the rest at MarketingCharts.