California does not make the top 20 list of most patriotic states America

With Fourth of July celebrations able to proceed this year due to the fact that 45% of the population is vaccinated and states have largely reopened, the personal-finance website WalletHub released its report on 2021’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. 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. Montana
2. Alaska
3. Maryland
4. Vermont
5. New Hampshire
6. North Dakota
7. Wyoming
8. Minnesota
9. Oregon
10. Virginia
11. Utah
12. Idaho
13. Wisconsin
14. Washington
15. Arizona
16. Iowa
17. Kentucky
18. Missouri
19. South Carolina
20. Colorado


Key Stats

  • Red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 25.32, compared with 25.68 for blue 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, 51.00 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Florida, the state with the lowest at 22.80 percent.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, click here.

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