Americans prefer their telephones, luxury cars, appliances and their beer to carry the "Made in the USA" label, but like their small autos, stereos and televisions to be manufactured in Japan, a study says.

Northeasterners were less impressed with "Made in the USA" products than Midwesterners, according to the survey, which was conducted by the Roper Organization for USA Weekend and released Wednesday.The survey reported that a majority of Americans preferred products made at home in seven of 12 categories. But a majority of Northeasterners rated U.S. products highest in only three categories, while Midwesterners favored American-made goods in eight categories.

Not surprisingly, there was overwhelming support for American-made cars among residents of the Midwest, the region producing most American-made cars.