(CBS News) As Americans around the country celebrate Independence Day, most say they'll watch fireworks this year, including more than half who plan to watch them in person, according to a recent CBS News Poll.
More than seven in ten Americans say they'll watch fireworks to commemorate the Fourth of July, including 57 percent who will watch in person.
Another 19 percent plan to only watch fireworks on television.
Still, about a quarter of Americans don't plan on watching July 4th fireworks at all this year.
Americans of all partisan stripes will be watching fireworks to celebrate America's independence. Similar majorities of Republicans (74%), Democrats (76%), and Independents (77%) say they'll be catching the traditional celebrations.
There are some demographic differences, however: Younger Americans are more likely than those who are older to attend a fireworks display in person. Among those ages 65 and over, more will watch on TV (36%) than in person (32%).
Income and geographic regions play a role as well. Americans with household incomes below $50,000 a year are less likely to attend a fireworks event in person, compared to those earning more. Also, just under half (49%) of Northeasterners will watch fireworks in person, the lowest of any region; percentages who planned to watch in person were much higher in the West (56%), South (60%), and Midwest (61%).
This poll was conducted by telephone from June 19-23, 2013 among 1,006 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.