New Hampshire is the most patriotic state in America, survey finds

Julia LeDoux
June 22, 2020 - 4:40 pm
New Hampshire

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The coronavirus pandemic may be canceling some Fourth of July celebrations this year, but that isn’t dampening the Red, White and Blue spirit in the Granite State.

According to a recent survey by the personal finance website WalletHub, New Hampshire is the most patriotic state in the union for the second year in a row.

Hey New Hampshire, your patriotism is showing

WalletHub used two key metrics — military engagement, with a weight of 25 points, and civic engagement, with a weight of 75 points — to determine the nation’s most patriotic states.

To determine each states’ level of military engagement, WalletHub considered things such as the number of military enlistees from 2012-2017, active-duty military personnel and the share of adults in the military reserves. 

Civic engagement measured the number of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential primary and general elections; the number of volunteers and the hours of service they contribute; the number of AmeriCorps and Peace Corps volunteers; trial and grand jury participation; participation in groups and organizations; and civics education requirements in public schools.

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Rounding out the top five most patriotic states according to the survey were Wyoming at No. 2; followed by Vermont, Utah and Idaho.

New Jersey was ranked the least patriotic state at No. 50. New York came in at 49, followed by California, West Virginia and Texas.

Click here to view the full report and your state’s rank.

Reach Julia LeDoux at Julia@connectingvets.com.

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