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Independence Day

Proud to be an American

Despite a contentious political climate and a recovering economy, an overwhelming majority (82%) of Americans say they are proud to be an American. As the nation gears up for Independence Day, a new poll conducted by Public Religion Research Institute found that the most common reasons Americans gave for being proud of their country were related to military endeavors or the level of freedom in American society.


Celebrating new citizens on July 4

As Americans return to work after a weekend of July 4 celebrations and fireworks, it’s a good time to remember the freedoms that we celebrate on Independence Day–and a good way to do this is to look at some stories of immigrants who recently became American citizens.


Celebrating the Fourth of July

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day  tomorrow, check out this great video that AEI videographer Sara Barger made to celebrate last year’s Fourth, in which she headed to the National Mall to find out how Americans are celebrating the holiday and why they are proud to be an American.