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WalletHub Study: 2022’s Most Patriotic States in America

With the Fourth of July approaching but America troubled by issues like a 44% rise in hate crimes in major cities last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Most Patriotic States in America, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

To determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Our data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita. Below are some additional highlights from the report.

Top 20 Most Patriotic States
1. Alaska 11. Washington
2. Montana 12. South Dakota
3. Virginia 13. Colorado
4. North Dakota 14. Delaware
5. Oregon 15. Maine
6. Maryland 16. Utah
7. Hawaii 17. North Carolina
8. Vermont 18. Wyoming
9. New Hampshire 19. Idaho
10. Iowa 20. New Mexico

 
Key Stats

  • Blue states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 24.92, compared with 26.08 for red states (1 = Best).
  • Alaska has the most veterans per 1,000 civilian adults, 137, which is 2.7 times more than in New York, the state with the fewest at 51. 
  • New Jersey has the highest share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election, 78.30 percent, which is 1.5 times higher than in Arkansas, the state with the lowest at 54.00 percent. 
  • Utah has the highest volunteer rate, 51.20 percent, which is 2.0 times higher than in New York, the state with the lowest at 25.00 percent.

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

This article was released by WalletHub.

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