Kerry Collins

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There are all kinds of ways to show your patriotism, from voting to hanging up a flag. While a lot of folks claim to love America, some parts of the country express it more than others. Ahead of the most patriotic day of the year, July 4th, a new report reveals the states that show their patriotism the most.

  • WalletHub has just released their list of the Most Patriotic States in America.
  • They compared each state on 13 key indicators of patriotism, in the categories of Military and Civic Engagement.
  • States were rated on everything from the share of adults who voted in the last presidential election to the share of enlisted military population to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.
  • This year, Virginia is the most patriotic state. They have the third-most active-duty military personnel in the country and the second-most veterans.
  • Virginia also has a high voter turnout rate, 71.5% of its residents voted in the 2020 presidential election, more than the national average of 67%.
  • The least patriotic state is Arkansas, which comes in 50th for civic engagement.

The Top 10 Most Patriotic States

(Check out where your late falls on the list here)

  1. Virginia
  2. Alaska
  3. Montana
  4. Maine
  5. Oregon
  6. Colorado
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Washington
  9. Maryland
  10. Hawaii

The 10 Least Patriotic States

  1. Arkansas
  2. New York
  3. Massachusetts
  4. Rhode Island
  5. Florida
  6. Indiana
  7. Louisiana
  8. Alabama
  9. Connecticut
  10. West Virginia

Source: WalletHub

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