Ethnically, religiously and in myriad other ways, America is as diverse as ever in her history. American pluralism is alive and well.
But what of American unity? Are the shared values, beliefs and symbols that forge a strong and healthy national identity -- that make us Americans -- still working?
The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, established the Bradley Project on America’s National Identity in 2007 to examine and answer such questions.
During that year, the Project brought together leading historians, political scientists, journalists, public figures, and educators to examine aspects of American life crucial to American identity:
|» American National Identity
|» Assimilation and Immigration
|» America’s Place in the World & National Security
|» Historical Literacy & American Civic Education
To inform its work, the Bradley Project also asked Harris Interactive to conduct a study on Americans’ views on national identity. Click here to see a report on the study.