Survey finds most Americans see U.S. as fading superpower

upside down U.S. flagNote: The American flag flown upside down is a signal not of disrespect, but of dire distress

A recent Military Times survey finds America’s active-duty troops to be plagued with low morale in every indicator, from overall quality of life to pay, and with a low regard for their officers and senior military leadership.

A new Rasmussen Reports poll also finds civilian Americans in low spirits, with only 1 out of 4 likely voters or 27% who believe the United States will still be the most powerful nation in the world by the end of the 21st century.

That’s a drop of 10% in less than 6 years. In January 2009, when the great recession began and just before President Obama took office, 37% of likely voters thought the U.S. would still be the most powerful country in the world by the end of this century.

The national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely U.S. Voters conducted on December 11-12, 2014 by Rasmussen Reports also finds that 48% believe the United States will *not* be the number one world power at the end of the century — a 14-point increase from 34% 6 years ago. 24% are not sure.

In November, another Rasmussen Reports survey found that a plurality (46%) of U.S. adults believe the Founder Fathers would consider the United States a failure, while only 36% think the Founders would consider the U.S. a success. 18% weren’t sure.



4 responses to “Survey finds most Americans see U.S. as fading superpower

  1. All by the design of those far above our presidents and planned long before today. We have the responsibility to stand for Christ. For this time and ever since we overthrew royal tyranny, we have held the authority of Romans 13; the elected are to serve us, we are not to serve them. One part of the covenant, however, tells us that we are to follow the Lord’s ways, not the ways of those apart from Judeo-Christian values.


  2. Reblogged this on Fellowship of the Minds and commented:
    Once again I ask:

    To the Americans who voted for Obama in 2008 and 2012, are you happy now?


    • Let’s hope they all come to reality and shout “NO!” We will need another party, or else the next offering will be worse than what we had before. While we wait for that, current members of our legislature must become aware of their need for adhering to the oath of office taken by them in order to keep their jobs.


  3. Only a fool would try to predict which countries would be the major powers in the year 2100. And only another fool would care. I doubt that many people in 1914 would have predicted that Russia and China would be major powers in the year 2000.

    As for whether the US is a “success” or a “failure,” That is another dumb question. In the year 1800, many people would have defined “success” as just existing as a nation in the year 2000. We have survived 200 years with substantially the same governmental system. We had only one major civil war – which failed. Except for the nut cases on the right and left, any intelligent observer would call it a success. Just bear in mind that “success” does not require perfection.


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