Personally -- I'm with you. I purchase whatever product is made the best for what it costs me and also fits my needs.<quoted text>I'm sure there are, but in my experience, that line of thinking is not prevalent.
However, according to a new Gallup poll in May of 2013, 45% of Americans say they recently made a special effort to buy products made in the United States. When asked why, these shoppers mainly cited patriotic or altruistic goals related to the national economy, including creating and keeping jobs in the U.S., rather than product-specific considerations such as quality, safety, or cost.-(See more at: http://americanmanufacturing.org/blog/gallup-... )
Yes -- I basically copied and pasted the above paragraph. A lot of people are into it, though. I used to get random people come up to me when getting out of my Toyota asking how could I suppose the Japanese. I'd roll my eyes and walk away. It's not my job to enlighten those dingbats.