As democratic ideals and values both within and without the republic come under increasing threat, new data shows that there is ample reason still to be hopeful about our ability to defend them.
A new poll from Scott Rasmussen shows that 84 percent of voters who were surveyed believed that the founding ideals of America were something worth fighting for. Of this, 55 percent strongly agreed, while only 9 percent disagreed, while 6 percent were not sure.
There is little gender divide as well on this issue, with 53 percent of women, and 58 percent of men strongly agreeing as well.
Other survey data also demonstrates that self-governance, equality, and freedom are near- universally considered to be good definitions of those ideals.