Only 23% of Americans say they hope for a better political system, according to a new poll.
The survey was published in conjunction with the launch of a national advertising campaign by the America250 Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the United States Semi-Fiftieth Anniversary Commission which is responsible for commemorating America’s 250th anniversary on July 4, 2026.
The poll, the group said, aimed to “better understand how Americans feel today” about the United States, its history and its future. It was conducted with Social Science Research Solutions, Inc. (SSRS).
The survey found that while 92% of American adults want to help make the United States a better place to live, only 38% of American adults hope for a better future.
What’s more, only 23% of American adults said they hoped for a better political system and a future with more unity and acceptance.
Seventy-nine percent of adults, however, agreed that they would rather live in the United States than anywhere else.
The survey also interviewed American teens, 77% of whom said they wanted to help America become a better place to live, which is slightly less than the adults surveyed.
The America250 Foundation launches its first national advertising campaign on Thursday, days before the start of the 5-year countdown to America’s 250th birthday.
The group said it was launching the campaign as “America’s first introduction to what will be the largest and most inclusive commemoration in history,” especially after seeing that the vast majority of Americans are to help make America a better place to live. .
“Despite all the challenges we have endured over the past year, we are encouraged that Americans are united to work towards a better future as we begin the official introduction of America250,” said Daniel DiLella, chairman of the US Semiquincentennial Commission, in a statement. A declaration.
“Our mission is to commemorate our 250th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire Americans to renew and strengthen our bold experiment in democracy,” he continued.
The campaign will include displays in more than 4,500 locations in Boston, Charleston, New York and Philadelphia, in addition to a new public service announcement featuring voiceovers from former presidents. Barack obamaBarack Hussein Obama Award CreatorMark Twain on the Value of Humor in Politics Lobbying World It’s Time to Pass Reforms to Tackle Executive Abuse MORE and George W. Bush and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
The video shows “important cultural touchpoints in American history and the spirit of celebration,” starting with immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in New York City in 1903.
“This is American history. A story of fallible people united across generations by grandiose and enduring ideals, ”Bush says in the video.
“The time has come to reaffirm our steadfast spirit to keep this promise that all are equal and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness,” Obama added.
The survey interviewed 1,249 Americans and 327 American teens in May 2021.
Brett Samuels contributed.