American news makes headlines all over the world. But if we were to judge the US based entirely on what we read and hear on mass media, where the content is trying to manipulate us into clicking and scrolling, we could end up with a warped impression of the country. So let's see what average people have to say about it instead.

We at Bored Panda have searched the internet to compile a list of relevant memes about life in the United States, and are quite happy with what we found. These images made it to the forefront of social media platforms not because they were promoted by some publisher, but because they struck a chord with the users, and when put together, paint a pretty vivid picture of the place they come from.

Continue scrolling and check out America's hottest memes.

#1

This Is America, Right?

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RK Barbo
Community Member
2 months ago

But, but that's socialism!

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#2

This Is America

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heyitsfionabtw
Community Member
2 months ago

Yse this memee si veyr relatesble

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The affordability of health care is high on the public's list of the biggest issues in the United States today, with 56% of adults describing this as "a very big problem" and an additional 30% rating it "a moderately big problem," a 2021 survey by the Pew Research Center revealed.

In fact, health care cost is the only issue of the 15 asked on the survey seen as a very big problem by a majority of Americans, though about half say that the federal budget deficit (49%), violent crime (48%), illegal immigration (48%) and gun violence (48%) also qualify. 

#3

Speak English In America!!!

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Ivana Bašić
Community Member
2 months ago

Me from a small country with a nightmare language waiting to ask her if she is going to learn the language of every country she ever travels to.

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#4

Traitors Not Tolerated

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Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't let my friend in Alabama see me laughing at this.

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#5

All Of The Cheapest Doctors Of America

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juice
Community Member
2 months ago

even Dr. Pepper is too expensive these days

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As the Biden administration makes its case for massive new investment in the nation's infrastructure, its condition ranks relatively low on the list of major problems facing the country.

About a third of adults (34%) say the condition of infrastructure is a very big problem, four-in-ten say it is a moderately big problem, and a quarter say it is either a small problem (23%) or not a problem (2%).

Though neither domestic nor international terrorism ranks among the public’s top problems, roughly a third of Americans (35%) say domestic terrorism remains a very big problem in the country while a smaller share (26%) say the same about international terrorism.

#6

America Fuck Yea!!

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abby smink
Community Member
2 months ago

Also, old enough to be forced to give birth, not yet old enough to consume alcohol

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#7

This Is America

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Step
Community Member
2 months ago

So they use it a lot.

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#8

God Bless America

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juice
Community Member
2 months ago

wanna see me stick nine inch nails through each one of my eyelids?

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#9

What Does 8/7c Mean?

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VoodooGirl78
Community Member
2 months ago

This is hilarious!

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The data also illustrates the division between Americans. Republicans and Democrats are far apart on the biggest problems facing the country.

Gun violence, the affordability of health care, the coronavirus outbreak, and racism are each seen as very big problems by two-thirds or more Democrats and Democratic leaners.

But far fewer Republicans say these are major problems in the country. Four-in-ten think health care affordability is a very big problem, and only about two-in-ten rate the coronavirus and gun violence as very big problems.

#10

Fuck America

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Christian Edwards
Community Member
2 months ago

This one hurts so much. It's why I don't miss the USA.

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#11

This Is America

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Jason ramirez
Community Member
2 months ago

To be fair this is off a freeway . our cities have subway Wal-Mart's and Starbucks. It's like a kit .

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#12

This Is America

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Daffodil
Community Member
2 months ago

No seriously. American here: my dad has genuinely said "I don't care if I have covid and I don't wear my mask and it kills someone, it just means it's their time to go" (but he thinks abortion is murder- insert major eye roll)

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#13

And A Large Portion Of South America For That Matter.

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Jamie Andersen
Community Member
2 months ago

If you speak fluent is it still Spanish or do you graduate to just speaking 'Span'?

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It often seems no longer just Republican vs. Democrat, or liberal vs. conservative. There's also tension between the 1 percent and the 99 percent, or rural and urban. Religious folks are fighting atheists, climate doubters clash with believers. Bathrooms have become battlefields, borders are battle lines. Then there's sex, ethnicity... The list goes on and the melting pot seems to be boiling, with steam filling even TV studios.

#14

This Is America

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Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
2 months ago

Why use a banana for scale when you can use this gleeful Labrador?

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#15

America So Dumb!

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Ivana Bašić
Community Member
2 months ago

Nah, we know about your silly systems, we can even convert it.

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#16

Who Needs A Damn Kettle?

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heyitsfionabtw
Community Member
2 months ago

No, actually, we -hear me out- we microwave it. *awkward jazz hands*

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#17

What Is America?

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

you guys need to get your s**t together before the rest of the world refuses to play with you and takes its ball home

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According to researchers behind the USC Polarization Index, a tool that helps organizations understand the level of discord in America and make more informed decisions about their own positions on various issues, the threats of destabilization are coming from within and outside of the country.

Some of the fake news has been propagated by foreign countries such as Russia, while social media users have aided – at times unwittingly — in its spread. These examples include fake news stories and tweets questioning Hillary Clinton’s health in the runup-to the 2016 election. Days before Election Day, Russian-run accounts were sowing doubt about election integrity.

#18

America 1000

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Amy Pattie
Community Member
2 months ago

This is the real reason most superheroes come from the US

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#19

'murica

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Caro Caro
Community Member
2 months ago

This is just sad.

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#20

This Photo Is The Epitome Of Murica

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RK Barbo
Community Member
2 months ago

It's not true American. There's no gun.

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#21

This Is America

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James016
Community Member
2 months ago

If only it was that price. *sighs*

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“Political scientists had opined in the middle of the 20th century that there was really no difference between the Republicans and Democrats,” said Jenkins of the USC Price School for Public Policy and director of the Bedrosian Center. “In 1950, they urged the parties to stake out distinct positions on issues so that citizens would get different perspectives. Jump ahead to today, and it’s clear that you have a real choice between the two parties.

“We look back now and wish that maybe we hadn’t asked for that,” said Jenkins, who has been studying polarization for more than 20 years.

Hopefully, Americans can still come together. They need to if they want to tackle the biggest problems in their country.

#22

This Is America!

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Raven Sheridan
Community Member
2 months ago

"Exterminate!!!"

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#23

America's Got Talent Be Like

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Michael Sanders
Community Member
2 months ago

Sub in Britain’s Got Talent and the result is the same.

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#24

Why America?

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Anna Stephenson
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol- I still struggle with this when I look at American date format- I mean I get it, but my knee jerk reaction is always "wait...........there aren't that many months in a year! Genuine question- why DOES America do this- it literally makes no logical sense to me- am I missing something?

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#25

Hell Yeah America

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Brenda
Community Member
2 months ago

ROTFLMAO! Friend married lady with a 5yo. He was the ring bearer, , only he thought it was Ring Bear,so he wore fluffy "bear" slippers for the ceremony

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#26

I’m Sorry America, But I Never Really Understood You...

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Winter
Community Member
2 months ago

30 degrees is not that cold. It's barely below freezing. What I wouldn't give for a 30 degree day right now! It's been 100 degrees for weeks with no rain, which feels a lot like the top picture!

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#27

Freedom

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Mark Fuller
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha! Love this one. If only they were half as free as they think...

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#28

America Healthcare Bad

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I I
Community Member
2 months ago

joke but not funny , why do you put up with it ? you seem to love a good protest , this seems worth protesting over does it not ??

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#29

Haha America Bad Meme

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Ivana Bašić
Community Member
2 months ago

They. Think Europe *is* a country.

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#30

I Love This Country 🍕

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Enigma wrapped in a paradox
Community Member
2 months ago

So y'all measure pizza in acres and potholes by how many dogs fit?

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#31

Yeeha-

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Hypoxia Smurf
Community Member
2 months ago

Can Texas be returned to Mexico sometime soon?

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#32

Has To Be America

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Suzanne Tilson
Community Member
2 months ago

What on earth are Americans scared of? Aliens? The world ganging up on you for some s**t? Social amenities?

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#33

This Is America

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Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
2 months ago

The rest of the world sees the U.S. the way the U.S. sees Florida.

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#34

Welcome To America!

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RK Barbo
Community Member
2 months ago

You can also make adult films. 🤔

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#35

America Is Really Outdoing Itself This Year

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Down With Agent Hedgehog!
Community Member
2 months ago

The expression………

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#36

Leaf Gets Rekt

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heyitsfionabtw
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm in the USA but my birthday is on Canada Day. I always joke I'm Canadian because of it. I. Want. This. Cake.

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#37

The Real Football Season Starts In 7.5 Weeks...

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Tharizin 🇺🇦
Community Member
2 months ago

I hope this was a joke…

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#38

Gnihihi, America Bad

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RK Barbo
Community Member
2 months ago

12 hamburgers times 3 bald eagles divided by the square root of guns equals apple pie.

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#39

America.

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Salem
Community Member
2 months ago

More like telling you to lose weight

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#40

This Is America

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Chel Bolin
Community Member
2 months ago

We don't wake up. We just roll over and snore some more.

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#41

America!!!!!!

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Carla-Jodie Krampota
Community Member
2 months ago

Hahaha

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#42

R/4chan Delivers Again

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Tessb90
Community Member
2 months ago

You would require universal healthcare for her to be able to afford prosthetics

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#43

America

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
2 months ago

Wait, seriously?

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#44

For Context: Americas Nucleer Storage Was Recently Hacked By (People Say Russian) Spies.

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flutterbyy
Community Member
2 months ago

At least it can't be broken with a rock.

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#45

The Us Is America, Right?

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Mario Alberto
Community Member
2 months ago

This "confusion" exists because we are taught diferent at school, in the USA and Canada they are taught that this huge chunk of land (from Canada to Argentina) is divided in 2 continents: North America and South America; and in the rest of this chunk of land we are taught that it is 1 continent called America; so you will often hear any latinamerican calling themselves Americans and not North/South Americans; and to add more confusion to the subject we (latinos) split the continent in 3 sections North/Central/South America.

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#46

Me All The Time

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Hypoxia Smurf
Community Member
2 months ago

Some of us remain abnormal due to brain damage. If USA had a brain, we might know where to assign blame.

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#47

We're All Living In America

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RK Barbo
Community Member
2 months ago

Texas, give them rednecks some a**l probes!

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#48

This Is America Maggot

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General Anaesthesia
Community Member
2 months ago

When an American says 'you have scary socialist healthcare because we have defense', the truth is: the US spends more per capita than any other country on healthcare, yet coverage is less than third world level. For shame.

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#49

“This Is America.”

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juice
Community Member
2 months ago

choose your fighter

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#50

America Are You Ok?

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der sebbl
Community Member
2 months ago

From which movie or series is this from?

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