This number is up from previous months and is the highest in over a year. Meanwhile, only 60% of Americans see the United States as "fair and decent." Another 13% are undecided.
The poll suggests that many people's faith in the US has faded over the last two years, most markedly since President Obama's election and inauguration:
"When Barack Obama won the presidential election in November 2008, 65% said U.S. society was fair and decent. That number rose to 69% a month after he was inaugurated into the White House.
In February 2009, 55% of African-American voters felt society was fair and decent. Just 26% feel that way now."The poll, done by Rasmussen, continues, saying that the American people now believe in greater numbers that the President himself does not see America as a "fair" place:
"Forty-three percent (43%) of all voters nationwide believe President Obama views American society as fair and decent, but 44% say he sees society as being basically unfair and discriminatory. Another 13% are undecided.
When Obama first took office in January 2009, just 33% thought he viewed society as unfair and discriminatory, while 49% thought he viewed society as fair and decent."
"A plurality of voters nationwide believes America’s best days have come and gone, but that number has remained fairly consistent since the beginning of the year."Personally, I believe that the United States is the best country on earth. Here, anyone can do anything whenever they wish (so long as it's legal, of course). You want to pursue a specific career? Do it. You want to get an education? Go ahead. Start a business, buy a house, follow your dream? You can do it all here in the United States of America.