How Vital Is It The U.S. Is A Moral Leader?

Published: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:35pm
Updated: Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 2:40pm
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Steve McIntosh

Americans believe the United States is becoming less of a moral leader in the world, according to the latest report from the Public Religion Research Institute.

Fifty-seven percent of those surveyed disagreed with the statement “America today sets a good moral example to the world,” while 41 percent agree.

And the partisanship is clear, with more Democrats disagreeing and a majority of Republicans agreeing.

How vital is it the U.S. is a moral leader? Has the perception or reality changed with President Trump in the White House?

Steve McIntosh is president of the Institute for Cultural Evolution.

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