Amid this holiday season of reflection, I'm thinking about America's future.
A new poll from Gallup serves up some sobering data regarding how young Americans feel about their country.
Gallup asked the question, "Do you think the U.S. has a unique character that makes it the greatest country in the world, or don't you think so?"
Eighty percent said "yes," America is the greatest country, in 2010 and 78 percent said yes in 2018.
However, among 18- to 34-year-olds, 80 percent said yes in 2010 but this dropped by 18 percentage points in 2018 to 62 percent.
It's troubling to think that now 4 out of 10 young Americans do not see their nation as exceptional and the greatest in the world.