POLL QUESTION

Forgive me. I just had gin and tonics with a friend. We were discussing this. Which of the two? And why? I keep editing this part.
  1. Do you identify first as
  2. An American? (Or your country)
  3. A citizen of the world?
  4. Citizen of the World
    Specifically Canada
    Suggested by   @daisy
  5. An American, but I feel that we have a responsibility to the world.
    It's kind of like being the hot girl in high school. We have a lot going for us, so we should be kind to other countries that may not have as many advantages vs. flaunting our hotness and being a bitch.
    Suggested by   @jenward
  6. I identify first as hating that I am an American.
    Suggested by   @rachhello
  7. Minnesotan far, *far* more than American. But American more than citizen of the world.
    But that makes me feel weird. I don't identify as patriotic and am worried/disturbed by a lot of nationalist stuff. I would wonder if state vs country identification varies regionally or state by state. (Also, I will always love a poll question/list like this so don't apologize ✨)
    Suggested by   @louisa_rd
  8. I consider myself American in situations where I relate my nationality with others, but other than that I never really think about it because I don't consider myself to be a very patriotic individual.
    Suggested by   @graceadilla
  9. I think I identify as American. It's like being a lapsed Catholic; I don't agree with a lot of it, but I am it, for better and worse.
    Suggested by   @roche
  10. A millenial
    Because I am the worst.
    Suggested by   @graceofwrath
  11. An American, proudly! My fam and I fought long and hard for our citizenship here and I'm so proud to wear that as a badge every day. I'm not exactly the gun-toting lazy obnoxious American caricature you see in global pop culture but I don't think that's accurate and I feel truly lucky to be a part of this great nation
    Suggested by   @smirthnut
  12. An American
    I'm really not sure what identifying as a citizen of the world accomplishes, I was born and reside in the US, my attitude has nothing to do with that fact? Idk I don't think I'm allowed to voluntarily remove myself from American culture, we are all American culture whether we like it or not. Sry if this is hater-ish
    Suggested by   @sarahgorman
  13. I'd like to say "I identify as a citizen of the world, specifically America" however, the only times I've answered a question with "an American" has been when I've been abroad (Japan & Australian). I'm not embarrassed to admit to identifying as an American though! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could identify as citizens of the world?
    Suggested by   @kate81
  14. An American that wishes our military/government leaders didn't view themselves as citizens of the world.
    Suggested by   @HisDudeness
  15. Having lived abroad for a semester I'd tend to say that people always knew I was an American, so if asked where I was from, I'd say Minnesota. Now if I'm just thinking myself, I'm kind of personally detached from space and country. I wouldn't say citizen of the world, because countries have such an impact on who and what you are, privilege as too
    @sarahgorman put it. I suppose for me I identify more with my experiences than the political nation state I live under. Complacency is real and true, part of the reason I'm sometimes very critical of America, to avoid my own complacency, not that I do enough to affect change or don't benefit from where I'm from either. Did I effectively avoid the question or did I just go on about nothing? My fever isn't being a bro rn.
    Suggested by   @michael_circa91
  16. New Yorker!
    Suggested by   @kiraandlulu
  17. American
    Being born in the United States has afforded me a lot of privileges that I wouldn't have had as a citizen of many other countries. I don't understand identifying as a "citizen of the world" other than to prove to people that you don't agree with the perceived (and actual) shortcomings of our country. There are a lot - A LOT - of things going on in the U.S. that I don't agree with, but that doesn't mean I can stop identifying as one? The world didn't issue me a passport, the U.S. did.
    Suggested by   @k8mcgarry
  18. I always identify as an American🇺🇸
    A patriotic, cries during the National Anthem, unapologetic American. I hate hearing people hate on their own country- move or try to improve it. Unrelated to current discussion: but many people I know identify as their heritage (like saying I'm Polish, Irish, Slovak, ...) which I don't understand, can someone explain that to me, please?
    Suggested by   @e
  19. American. I've never even thought of citizen of the world before.
    There is a lot of things I don't like about our country and a lot of things that frustrate me, but it's like that for every country. I'm not patriotic, extreme patriotism scares me. I was born in this country and I live here, therefore I'm American. My heritage is also important because it is big part of my family and who we are. This is probably because my great-grandparents or their parents were immigrants so they keep passing down the importance of their heritage.
    Suggested by   @nervesofscared
  20. Global citizen/citizen of the world (caveat: when travelling and asked where I am from, I will say "Canada". My world views are shaped by my decision to intrinsically identify as a global citizen)
    My boyfriend and I were discussing a very similar topic (re: nationalism and geographical boundaries used as identity). I think that thinking of myself as a global citizen necessitates that I think more about the consequences of my consumerism and its social, economic, and environmental effects in the world.
    Suggested by   @kbon
  21. I wish I could say citizen of the world, but American.
    Suggested by   @sanakhan
  22. Californian, American, Earthling.
    Suggested by   @eriknmichaelssrn
  23. Texan, then American. Like the land itself. I think most Texans would agree.
    Suggested by   @landsmansarah