10 Most Patriotic States In America

By Rami Abou-Sabe

Would you have guessed that Massachusetts is one of the least patriotic states in the union? Using a variety of metrics, WalletHub has released a new study ranking all 50 states, and the Commonwealth comes in at a lowly #48.

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Taking into account the percentage of active and former military service members, the amount of Peace Corps volunteers, the number of adults who voted in the last election, and the volunteer rate of each state, Virginia came in first place. Alaska, Wyoming, South Carolina, and Colorado round out the Top 5.

Coming in last place is New Jersey, with Illinois not far behind, and Massachusetts third-worst. Check out the rest of the Top 10 and Bottom 10 lists below.

10 Most Patriotic States
1. Virginia
2. Alaska
3. Wyoming
4. South Carolina
5. Colorado
6. Washington
7. Hawaii
8. Idaho
9. Georgia
10. North Carolina

10 Least Patriotic States
50. New Jersey
49. Illinois
48. Massachusetts
47. Rhode Island
46. New York
45. Connecticut
44. California
43. Michigan
42. Pennsylvania
41. Delaware

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