Are you proud to be an American? Apparently, if you live in Montana you are as patriotic as can be. With the 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 reddest, 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.
So what did the data show? 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.
|Top 20 Most Patriotic States|
|1. Montana||11. Utah|
|2. Alaska||12. Idaho|
|3. Maryland||13. Wisconsin|
|4. Vermont||14. Washington|
|5. New Hampshire||15. Arizona|
|6. North Dakota||16. Iowa|
|7. Wyoming||17. Kentucky|
|8. Minnesota||18. Missouri|
|9. Oregon||19. South Carolina|
|10. Virginia||20. Colorado|