Yes, I am American and very proud to be American, and I will gladly tell that everybody.
Yes, I am American and feel proud to be American, but I wouldn't boast with it..
Yes, I'm American and proud, but I also think many things could be improved about my country.
No. I'm American, but living here was not my achievement. So why should I be proud?
No, I'm American and way too many things are going wrong here.
Yes. I'm NOT American, but I'm proud to be citizen of my country.
Yes. I'm NOT American, but I'm proud, although I see room for improvement..
No. I'm NOT American, and being born here was not due to my efforts. Why being proud?
No. I'm NOT American, and my country sucks. No way to be proud.
other (please explain)
I don't take pride in the accomplishments of others or in matters I had no choice over. However there is much wrong with this country, mostly recent developments.
I also cannot stomach the "My country right or wrong" types, the fools.
Who left the fridge open?
Boston: City of Champions. New England Patriots: 2001, 2003, and 2004 Boston Red Sox: 2004, 2007 and 2013 Boston Celtics: 2008 Boston Bruins: 2011 Boston University Men's Hockey: 2008
The proud aspect....I'm not so sure. How are you proud of place that you're here because your mom and dad happened to be geographically located on a specific area of the world? I generally take pride in my actions or results based on my actions.
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.” John Maynard Keynes
While I would not word it quite as the poll options, I am proud of my country, I am proud to be a citizen of that country.
But I don't really feel "proud". It was a coincidence I was born here.
But assuming I had escaped a tyrannic previous German state, such as Nazi Germany or the communist GDR, and went to the US to enjoy freedom ... I would probably proud that I've made it, and that I took the effort and hassle connected to abandoning my home. In these regards, I am fond of that certain American sense of pride ... although some people maybe take it too far.
"Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."
There are certainly worse places I could have been born.
I take no pride in things that I have no control over. I'm happy that I'm an American but I'm not proud of it.
I am proud of what I have achieved thus far and do not think I could have done as well from where I started out in any other place in the world, but I cannot say that I am so much proud to be an American in abstract as I am just pragmatically glad that borders matter.