Americans may feel their patriotism dampened this year amid the recent surge in racial injustice, including police brutality and a rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. 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.
These troubles come on the heels of another crisis that has made it difficult to have big displays of patriotism: the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we can be proud of the researchers who made the vaccine possible. In addition, most people should have a lot more freedom to attend events on July 4th this year compared to last year, when celebrations were largely canceled.
In order to determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Our data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.
NH ranked 5th overall for most patriotic, getting high marks for civics, the percentage of adult who vote in presidential elections.
To determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Our data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita. Below are some additional highlights from the report.
Patriotism in New Hampshire (1=Most Patriotic; 25=Avg.):
- 27th – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
- 6th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
- 4th – % of Adults Who Voted in 2020 Presidential Election
- 16th – Volunteer Rate
- 19th – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
- 1st – Civics Education Requirement
- 14th – Volunteer Hours per Resident
- 24th – AmeriCorps Volunteers per Capita
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