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79% Happy To Call America Home

Although things may be tough in the United States right now, most Americans still would rather live here than anywhere else in the world.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 14% say, if given the choice, they would prefer to live somewhere else. An overwhelming 79% say they would choose to live in the United States. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

That’s down just slightly from June 2009, when 82% said they would still choose to live here. 

Sixty-one percent (61%) of Adults believe, too, that the United States is a positive role model for the world when it comes to human rights. Just 22% disagree. Sixteen percent (16%) are undecided.

Only roughly half (52%) of all Americans, though, think the world would be a better place if more countries were like the United States. That's down 12 points from June 2008. Again, 22% disagree, but even more (26%) are not sure.

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on October 25-26, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology. 

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