Patriotism is part of growing up in many communities. Young children attend Fourth of July parades, and some even grow up to be in them with their high school marching band. Most say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning, according to a new patriotism survey.

But then for many comes graduation and on to college where the focus changes to personal development and world affairs and all those red, white, and blue trappings are put away.

And with that, so too goes the patriotic intensity, according to the latest “Youth Patriotism Index,” shared with Secrets by the Young America’s Foundation and Townhall.

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