2017’s Most Patriotic States in America


With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Most Patriotic States in America. To determine where Americans bleed the most red, white and blue, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. The data set ranges from average number of military enlistees to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.

Top 20 Most Patriotic States

1.Virgina

2. Alaska

3. Wyoming

4. South Carolina

5. Colorado

6. Washington

7. Hawaii

8. Idaho

9. Georgia

10. North Carolina

11. Maine

12. South Dakota

13. New Hampshire

14. Oklahoma

15. Kansas

16. Nebraska

17. Maryland

18. Utah

19. Arizona

20. Mississippi

Key Stats

  • Red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 23.47, compared with 28.55 for blue states (1 = Best).

  • Alaska has the most veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, 138.9, which is 2.4 times more than in New York, the state with the fewest at 57.9.

  • Georgia has the highest average number of military enlistees per 1,000 civilian adult population (no prior service), 0.92, which is 2.6 times higher than in North Dakota, the state with the lowest at 0.36.

  • 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 47.3 percent.

  • Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 39.29 percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in Florida, the state with the lowest at 18.31 percent.

  • Utah has the most AmeriCorps volunteers per 100,000 residents, 63.31, which is 8.3 times more than in Alabama, the state with the fewest at 7.60.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/most-patriotic-states/13680/

Happy Fourth everyone! xo

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