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What It Takes to Be a 'Real American'

Almost one-quarter of Americans believe native-born Christians are the "real Americans" but an overwhelming number of U.S. adults say that treating people equally and taking personal responsibility for one’s actions are the true tests of "Americaness." “People really feel like ideals are core to being American more than any identity or background," says Caleb Elfenbein, associate professor of history and religious studies at Grinnell College, which commissioned a...

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