With Fourth of July just days away, the leading personal finance website WalletHub today released its list of 2015’s Most & Least Patriotic States as a follow-up to their recent look at the Best & Worst Fourth of July Destinations.
To identify the country’s patriotic hotspots, WalletHub compared the 50 states across eight key metrics, including measures such as military engagement, voting habits and civic education.
Most Patriotic States
1 Virginia 11 Missouri
2 Washington 12 Montana
3 Colorado 13 Alabama
4 Idaho 14 Florida
5 Alaska 15 Oregon
6 Maine 16 Nebraska
7 North Carolina 17 Ohio
8 New Hampshire 18 Maryland
9 South Carolina 19 Wyoming
10 Georgia 20 Wisconsin
Red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 24.1, compared with 26.7 for blue states (1 = Best).
Alaska has twice as many veterans per 100,000 residents as New York.
Georgia’s military enlistment rate is three times as high as North Dakota’s.
Voting rates were twice as high in Minnesota as in Arizona for the 2012 presidential election.
Utah residents are three times more likely to volunteer than people in Louisiana.
Vermont has 23 times as many Peace Corps volunteers per 100,000 residents as Mississippi.
For the full report and to see where your state ranks, please visit Wallethub