(National Sentinel)Â Washington First: A new survey from theÂ Public Religion Research Institute found that most Americans of all ethnicities do not believe elected leaders in Washington are putting them or the country ahead of other nations.
TheÂ 2017 American Values SurveyÂ found that 60 percent of Americans agree with the statement, â€œIn the past, Americaâ€™s leaders have been too focused on helping other nations at the expense of our own country,”Â Breitbart News reported.
In addition, the study found that “roughly equal numbers of white (62 percent), black (60 percent), and Hispanic Americans (57 percent) agree that American leaders have been too focused on helping other nations in the past.”
The survey also found that “no group shows stronger agreement that American leaders” haven’t been putting U.S. interests first than Republicans (78 percent agree), an indication that President Donald J. Trump’s message of economic nationalism resonates with GOP voters most.
But the president also made inroads into traditional Democratic strongholds throughout the Midwest last year, winningÂ overÂ white working-class Reagan Democrats in places like Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
The surveyÂ also found that there is a â€œconsiderable educational divideâ€ among whites on whether Americaâ€™s leaders are putting America first. Of those without a college degree, 70 percent do not think politicians are putting America first. Those with a degree were split: 48 percent agree, while 51 percent do not believe that American leaders have been â€œtoo focused on helping other nations at the expense of our own country.â€
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