AP-NORC poll: Americans agree on many aspects of US identity

PHOENIX (AP) — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows majorities of Americans agree diversity is a strength and values such as constitutional rights, a fair judicial system and the American Dream are key to the nation’s identity.

But the survey shows Americans are closely split over whether it’s best for immigrants to embrace a single U.S. culture, revealing a striking division on some aspects of national identity by partisanship and racial or ethnic background.

Majorities of white, black and Hispanic Americans all say diversity makes the country stronger. About three-quarters of Democrats say they think that’s true, compared with about half of Republicans.

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