June 28, 2007

Northeastern Flag Flyers

69%

That’s the portion of residents of the Northeastern United States who say they display the American flag at their home, office or on their car — significantly more than say so among residents in the South or West.

Perhaps contrary to popular perception, significantly more Northeasterners, as well as Midwesterners, fly the American flag than do residents of the South or the West. Roughly seven-in-ten residents of the Northeast (69%) say they fly the flag at their home, office or on their car, compared with 67% in the Midwest, 58% in the South, and 57% in the West. Flying the flag continues to be a much more common practice among some groups in the population than among others. Older Americans — especially those ages 65 and older — are far more likely to say they display the flag than are those under age 30. In addition, 73% of Republicans say they display the flag at home, work, or on their car; this compares with 63% of independents and 55% of Democrats. Read More