2018’s Most Patriotic States in America

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With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most Patriotic States in America.

To determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, 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 Virginia 11 Maine
2 Alaska 12 South Dakota
3 Wyoming 13 New Hampshire
4 South Carolina 14 Oklahoma
5 Idaho 15 Kansas
6 Colorado 16 Maryland
7 Hawaii 17 Nebraska
8 Washington 18 Arizona
9 North Carolina 19 Vermont
10 Georgia 20 Mississippi

Key Stats

  • Red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 23.57, compared with 28.40 for blue states (1 = Best).
  • Alaska has the most veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, 128, 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, 39.29 percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in Florida, the state with the lowest at 18.31 percent.

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