Poll: Huge number of Americans think the US is losing its identity

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By Eliabeth Keatinge, Buzz60

Even though the country's political climate has never been so divided, most Americans agree on one thing.

What it means to be American.

See images from American history:

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Flashback to the American West in the 1940s by Ansel Adams
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Flashback to the American West in the 1940s by Ansel Adams
Landscape with trees, with snow on branches, in Yosemite, California, April 1933. (Photo by Ansel Adams/National Park Service/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
Black and white photograph of rocky outcropping, captioned 'Fin Dome, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park)', by Ansel Adams, from Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, California, United States, 1936. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
A black and white photograph of the the ladscape at Canyon de Chelly National Monument, 1941. The image comes from a series of photographs known as the mural project by Ansel Adams. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
A black and white photograph of the Hoover Dam, buildings that are part of the dam facility and jet-flow gates are visible in the foreground; the image comes from a series of photographs known as the mural project by Ansel Adams, who was commissioned by the National Park Service in 1941 to create a photographic mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington DC. The project came to an end due to World War II. United States, 1941. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
Black and white photograph of rocky mountain range, captioned 'Mount Brewer, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park)', by Ansel Adams, from Photographs of National Parks and Monuments California, United States, 1936. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
Black and white photograph of a rock outcropping, captioned 'Mount Winchell, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park)', by Ansel Adams, from Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, California, United States, 1936. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
Black and white photograph of rock outcropping, captioned 'North Dome, Kings River Canyon (Proposed as a national park)', by Ansel Adams, from Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, California, United States, 1936. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
A black and white photograph of Rac Lake at King's Canyon National Park, the photograph comes from a series taken by Ansel Adams in collaboration with the Sierra Club in an attempt to have King's Canyon designated as a National Park, they found success in 1940 when legislation was passed establishing King's Canyon National Park, United States, 1936. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
View of clouds above King's River Canyon, California, February 1936. Proposed as a national park, it was established in 1940. (Photo by Ansel Adams/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Aerial view of a Native American Indian farm, with corn fields, near Tuba City, Arizona, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/National Park Service/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
Full view of city, with mountains in the background, at Taos Pueblo, National Historic Landmark, New Mexico, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/National Park Service/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
View of canyon in foreground, with mountains on the horizon, from the North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/National Park Service/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
View of Walpi, Arizona, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/National Park Service/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
Section of house, in Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/National Park Service/Buyenlarge/Getty Images)
View across McDonald Lake, towards mountains, in Glacier National Park, Montana, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
View, across the Snake River, of a section of Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
View of a mountain partially covered with clouds in Glacier National Park, Montana, 1941. (Photo by Ansel Adams/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
Grassy valley, tree covered mountain side and snow covered peaks, Grand 'Teton National Park', Wyoming. Ansel Adams Photographs of National Parks and Monuments. Image courtesy National Archives, 1941. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
'St. Mary's Lake, Glacier National Park, ' Montana, Ansel Adams Photographs of National Parks and Monuments. Image courtesy National Archives, 1941. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
A black and white landscape photograph from Death Valley National Park, the photo was captured from a rocky hillside looking across the desert towards a mountain range; the image comes from a series of photographs known as the mural project by Ansel Adams, who was commissioned by the National Park Service in 1941 to create a photographic mural for the Department of the Interior Building in Washington DC. The project came to an end due to World War II. United States, 1941. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
Black and white photograph, snow covered peak, captioned 'In Grand Teton National Park', by Ansel Adams, from Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, Wyoming, United States, 1941. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).
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A new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 71% of Americans think the U.S. is losing its identity. While just 3 in 10 americans regard the country's identity as secure, regardless of political party.

The survey also found that 47% say illegal immigration is threatening to the American way of life, and 15% think legal immigration is a threat.

One thing Democrats, Republicans and independents agree makes up the country's identity is a fair judicial system and rule of law, the freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, and the ability to get good jobs and achieve the American dream.

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