These Are the Most Patriotic States In the U.S.

In these locales, it’s all about the red, white, and blue. 

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Just in time for the Fourth of July, WalletHub has released a list of the most patriotic states in the country. But how can you quantify American pride? The personal finance site attempted to do so by examining 12 factors relating to civic and military engagement. 

Virginia, Alaska, and South Carolina topped the list, while Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey took the bottom three slots. And, in general, red states are more patriotic than blue states—at least according to the metrics of this survey. 

The full report also details which states have the highest (and lowest) number of military members and veterans, as well as which states have the most volunteers (both in the Peace Corps and otherwise) and the highest (and lowest) amount of active voters. 

Here, the top 10 and the bottom 10. 

Most Patriotic: 

  1. Virginia
  2. Alaska
  3. South Carolina
  4. Colorado
  5. Georgia
  6. Hawaii
  7. Montana
  8. Alabama
  9. Washington
  10. New Hampshire

Least Patriotic: 

  1. Louisiana
  2. Michigan
  3. California
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Illinois
  7. Rhode Island
  8. New York
  9. Connecticut
  10. New Jersey


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