The 12 Most Patriotic States Are ...

July 2, 2015

Which states bleed red, white, and blue the most? While patriotism comes in many forms, the site WalletHub used eight key metrics to identify the most patriotic states based on military engagement, voting habits, and civil education requirements. The following states emerged as the most patriotic in WalletHub's list: 

  1. Virginia
  2. Washington
  3. Colorado
  4. Idaho
  5. Alaska
  6. Maine
  7. North Carolina
  8. New Hampshire
  9. South Carolina
  10. Georgia
  11. Missouri
  12. Montana

Are you considering a niche serving the military? WalletHub also identified the following states as having the highest percentage of residents who are enlisted in the military:

  1. Georgia
  2. South Carolina
  3. Alaska
  4. Florida
  5. Alabama

The states with the most veterans per capita are: 

  1. Alaska
  2. Montana
  3. Maine
  4. Virginia
  5. West Virginia

Also, the following states had the highest percentage of residents who voted in the most recent presidential election:

  1. Minnesota
  2. Wisconsin
  3. Iowa
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Colorado

Source: "2015's Most and Least Patriot States," WalletHub (July 2015)