Please enjoy this beautiful rendition of our nation's anthem.
What does it take to be considered one of the most patriotic states in America?
Well, let’s take a look.
Our friends at Wallet Hub crunched the numbers, examined data and analyzed lots of things to figure it out.
In order to rank all 50 states, they looked at things like the number of active-duty military personnel per 100,000 civilian adults, the number of people who volunteer in civic groups or organizations, and the number of adults who voted in the most recent presidential election.
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Most patriotic states ranked
Let’s start by looking at the states in the Heartland.
Missouri hit the top 10 list at number nine overall. In fact, Missouri was number 8 overall for civic engagement!
Kentucky was the next closest at 23 on the list.
Tennessee followed closely at 28 and Illinois ranked 41 out of 50.
An interesting find, red states are more patriotic, with an average ranking of 23.67, compared with 28.25 for blue states, according to the study by Wallet Hub.
Here’s a closer look at the main findings:
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