Minnesota Ranks 34th On List Of Most Patriotic States
The 4th of July is just a few of days away, so the number crunchers at WalletHub have fired up the old Patri-o-meter to determine which states are the 'most patriotic.' Minnesota came in at 34th on their list. Virginia nabbed the top spot; New York finished on the bottom.
They looked at eight key pieces of data to come up with their findings; such as veterans per capita, Peace Corps volunteers per capita, patriotic Google searches, and these:
- Percentage of residents who have enlisted in the military. (MN: 49th)
- Percentage of residents who voted in the last presidential election. (MN: 1st)
- Volunteer rate. (MN: 4th)
I'm not sure what's more patriotic than leading the country in voter turnout?! Proud to be Minnesotan. Proud to be American. Happy with of July!
PS: I think we'd score higher if I could light bottle rockets. Just sayin'...