Results for - Why the American Flag is Sometimes Reversed on Military Uniforms

2,461 voters participated in this survey

Tim Marshall, the author of "Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flags" explains why American flags are reversed on military uniforms.

1. Have you ever noticed the reversed American flag patch on military uniforms?

Yes
23%
578 votes
No
61%
1,517 votes
Undecided
5%
125 votes
Not Applicable
11%
280 votes

2. As Mr. Marshall explains, this is done on the right shoulder as a sign of respect for the American flag. Do you appreciate the fact that America's military will go to this extent to ensure that the flag is respected to this degree - it is never put in a position of retreat (the stripes move ahead of the stars)?

Yes
48%
1,201 votes
No
11%
267 votes
Undecided
19%
477 votes
Not Applicable
22%
555 votes

3. If you are American, do you think it makes sense that the patches are created this way?

Yes
35%
887 votes
No
13%
325 votes
Undecided
20%
511 votes
Not Applicable
31%
777 votes

4. If you are Canadian (or from another non-American country), do you think it is a bit obsessive that the military patches are made this way?

Yes
14%
345 votes
No
17%
430 votes
Undecided
12%
310 votes
Not Applicable
57%
1,415 votes
Do you see this as pride or arrogance?

5. Do you see this as pride or arrogance?

I see this as arrogance, and I am an American
11%
266 votes
I see this as pride, and I am an American
50%
1,256 votes
I see this as pride, and I am not an American
18%
456 votes
I see this as arrogance, and I am not an American
14%
349 votes
Other (please specify)
10%
238 votes
06/06/2019 Careers 2461 47 By: bezdekbt

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