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

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.