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Serving in the military was in second place, cited by 87 percent. “Supporting U.S. policies around the world” was next (82 percent), followed by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (77 percent), protesting policies we oppose (76 percent) and wearing a flag pin (59 percent).

“While Republicans are among the most likely of all groups to say serving in the military reveals a great deal about one’s patriotism, more than half of both Democrats and independents agree,” said Gallup analyst Lymari Morales.

“Republicans also tend to place more value on saying the Pledge of Allegiance and wearing an American flag pin, while independents align more closely with Democrats, who are generally less likely to place a high value on each action,” she noted.

The poll of 781 adults was conducted June 15 to June 19 and had a margin of error of four percentage points.