America's riding a strong wave of patriotism right now, and apparently that applies to getting hammered too: When the vast majority of the country drinks beer, they drink AMERICAN.

--A new national survey by Rasmussen Reports found that 69% of Americans . . . that's more than two-thirds . . . choose a domestic beer over an import when they drink. 22% go for the import.

--The rest either don't drink beer or don't have any preference.

--But it's more divided when it comes to drinking a regular beer or a light one. Light actually gets more votes, 49% to 46%.

--BUDWEISER was the most popular beer in the survey . . . 25% of people said that they'd choose a Bud or Bud Light.

--Miller came in second, at 19%. Sam Adams was third at 7%.

--Coors, Heineken, Corona, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and Guinness all followed, getting between 3% and 6% of the vote.

--The survey also found that women are more likely to go for a Bud while men are more likely to go for Miller.

(Rasmussen Reports)