New Study Claims These Are The Most (And Least) Patriotic States In America Right Now

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The Most Patriotic States In America For 2019 Study


In order to determine where Americans bleed the most red, white and blue as we celebrate this nation’s 244th birthday, a new study by financial website compared all 50 U.S. states across 13 key indicators of patriotism.

The data set used ranges from a state’s shares of enlisted military population, adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election, veteran civilian adults, AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers per capita, residents who participate in civic groups or organizations, and more.

Here are some of their key findings…

• Alaska has the most veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, 127, which is 2.4 times more than in New York, the state with the fewest at 54.

• Maine has the highest share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election, 72.68 percent, which is 1.5 times higher than in Hawaii, the state with the lowest at 47.27 percent.

• Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 51.00 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Florida, the state with the lowest at 22.80 percent.

• Red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 23.67, compared with 28.25 for blue states (1 = Best).

Source: WalletHub

Most Patriotic States
1. New Hampshire
2. Wyoming
3. Vermont
4. Utah
5. Idaho
6. Wisconsin
7. Alaska
8. South Carolina
9. Missouri
10. Minnesota
11. North Dakota
12. Montana
13. Maine
14. Virginia
15. Colorado
16. Arizona
17. Washington
18. Oregon
19. Alabama
20. Florida
21. North Carolina
22. Maryland
23. Kentucky
24. Arkansas
25. Louisiana

Least Patriotic States
50. New Jersey
49. New York
48. California
47. West Virginia
46. Texas
45. Connecticut
44. Indiana
43. New Mexico
42. Michigan
41. Illinois
40. Pennsylvania
39. Rhode Island
38. Hawaii
37. Ohio
36. Nevada
35. Oklahoma
34. Massachusetts
33. Kansas
32. South Dakota
31. Georgia
30. Iowa
29. Delaware
28. Tennessee
27. Nebraska
26. Mississippi

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