As they fire up their grills and light their kids’ sparklers this Fourth of July, Americans are feeling less and less like their country is the world’s sole remaining superpower.
And with their sense of threat from overseas waning, they want their leaders to focus more on challenges at home, including the economy – and less on entangling the United States in the world’s affairs.
Those are among the findings of a new poll released on the eve of this Independence Day weekend by Time magazine and the Aspen Institute’s Aspen Ideas Festival.
The poll – which finds that more than two-thirds of Americans consider the last 10 years to have been a decade of decline for America – is in sync with other surveys of American opinion in recent months. According to the poll, three-fourths of Americans say economic weakness poses a bigger danger to the US than do national security threats.Continue Reading on www.csmonitor.com