In the wake of an outpouring of public support for U.S. troops following the Persian Gulf war, callers to SUNDIAL were almost evenly divided over whether it made them feel more patriotic.

Of 329 callers Wednesday, 176, or 53 percent, were feeling more patriotic this July Fourth, and 153, or 46 percent, were not feeling more patriotic.

Of 327 callers, 174, or 53 percent, were displaying the flag on Independence Day, and 153, or 46 percent, were not going to display it. Of 326 callers, 159, or 46 percent, displayed the flag last year, and 167, or 51 percent, did not display the flag last year.

Of 327 callers, 149, or 45 percent, feel that patriotic displays following the U.S. victory have been excessive and should be diminished. Fifty-four percent, or 178, did not feel that patriotic displays have been excessive.

"It's Your Call" represents a sampling of opinions from certain segments of the community, but it is not balanced demographically, as would be done in a scientific public opinion poll.

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