EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Students say America is not the greatest country

  • Campus Reform's Cabot Phillips asked students if America is the greatest country.
  • The majority of students said they do not think America is the greatest.

A recent poll shows a record number of young Americans now say America is not the greatest country on Earth. 

According to the Pew Research Center, 36 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 think there are other countries better than the United States, “the highest share of any group.”

“It's not the greatest country in the world.”   

Wanting to know whether college students thought America was the greatest country, Campus Reform Editor-in-Chief Cabot Phillips headed to Georgetown University to find out. 

Immediately, it became clear that the idea of America being the best was not a popular one.

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“America’s not great,” one student said, while another added, “It's not the greatest country in the world.”

“I don’t think it’s the greatest,”  one freshman said, while a senior invoked President Donald Trump, saying “it’s the current administration… and also the history of America thinking we’re the best and kind of doing whatever we want.”

One student claimed America was “awful” due to the fact that “we treat immigrants like s***.”

When asked what countries were better than the United States, numerous students cited Norway, Finland, or Sweden, while one said “France and England.”

What would students say when asked whether they’d ever been taught American Exceptionalism? 

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Watch the full video to find out: 

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Cabot Phillips is the Editor-In-Chief for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.

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