The world has its view of America which is commonly referred to as the land of contradictions. It is a place of bacon-wrapped everything and gluten-free everything, of Hillary Clinton and the Real Housewives, of credit-card debt and energy healing therapy. The American movies and TV shows have fed these stereotypes making it even harder to stereotype Americans without proving a stereotype’s polar opposite the minute you begin to dig.
Here are 10 of the top positive and negative stereotypes about America.
1. America is Generous
Generosity is a positive stereotype of Americans . The United States sends aid and supplies to many countries, and Americans may be seen as people who are charitable or volunteer. De Tocqueville first noted, in 1835, the American attitude towards helping others in need. A 2010 Charities Aid Foundation study found that Americans were the fifth most willing to donate time and money in the world at 55%. Just look at the total charitable contributions to parts of the world. These contributions are higher from the US than in any other country, and Americans are seen as compassionate by international observation,as well as self-identification.The belief that the ingrained compassion yields the charitable acts is in accordance with the numbers that show the bulk of charitable giving goes to religious organizations.
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