TRENTON, NJ – A study done by WalletHub ranked New Jersey last, calling it the least patriotic state in America.
“Americans may feel their patriotism dampened this year amid the recent surge of protests against police brutality,” the study says. “Many people may find it hard to celebrate a country in which racist incidents persist. However, an expression of love for fellow citizens is patriotic in itself.”
In order to determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Their data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.
New Hampshire, Wyoming and Idaho ranked in the top 3 of most patriotic states. Joining New Jersey at the bottom of the list was California and New York.
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