Half of Americans have an American flag at home

Candice JaimungalSocial Media Contributor
July 02, 2020, 6:45 PM UTC

A little more than half of the country keeps an American flag in their home.  

That’s according to the results of a recent YouGov poll of more than 2,000 people. Half (51%) of US adults say they have an American flag at home (51%).  

The practice of keeping American flags in the home varies significantly by age.

Those 65 and older are the most likely to have the flag in their home (69%). Young adults are the least likely age demographic to have an American flag at home. About three in five (63%) Americans ages 18 to 24 report that they do not have the flag in their home, compared to 56 percent of 25-to 49-year-olds. 

About one-third (35%) of adults between 50 to 64 and three in 10 Americans (31%) over the age of 65 do not have an American flag in their home.

The YouGov poll on whether US adults have an American flag at home comes before the United States celebrates the national holiday, the Fourth of July, and after ongoing debates on flag burning during Black Lives Matter protests.  

Recent data from YouGov found that a majority of 18-to 24-year-olds (45%) say it should be legal to burn the American flag in a demonstration. 38 percent of adults between 25 to 34, 44 percent of 35-to 44-year-olds, nearly half (48%) of adults ages 45 to 45, and 62 percent of Americans over 55 believe it should be illegal to burn the flag in a demonstration.  

Methodology: This is based on a flash poll of 2,348 US Adults surveyed via YouGov Direct on June 22 - 23, 2020. Panelists were asked: “Do you have an American flag at home?” Response options: Yes, no, don’t know. This sample was weighted on age, gender, race, education and 2016 presidential vote to be nationally representative of all US Adults. The margin of error for the question is ±2.0% 

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