The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
The US Capitol Building on March 25, 2020, in Washington, DC. – The US Senate was poised to pass a massive relief package on Wednesday for Americans and businesses ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic as New York hospitals braced for a wave of virus patients. (Photo by Alex Edelman / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

A Yahoo News/YouGov poll has found that 62 percent of Americans no longer view the United States as a “shining city on the hill,” Yahoo News reported on Friday.

The survey, conducted by YouGov, a British international internet-based data analytics firm, interviewed 1,525 U.S. adults online between June 29 and July 1, and the results showed that the U.S. people hold a “historically pessimistic mood” heading the Fourth of July weekend, reported Yahoo News.

The coronavirus pandemic may be the main reason for the public’s depressed outlook, the report quoted the poll results as saying, since 65 percent of recipients expressed that the crisis is “getting worse,” while only 16 percent said it is “getting better.”

Meanwhile, 49 percent of the people surveyed said that the U.S. response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been “worse than expected” versus just 11 percent seeing the response as “better than expected,” the poll showed.

Just 40 percent of Americans said that the United States is “an exceptional country whose values, history and political system are worthy of universal admiration,” according to the poll. Enditem

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