The least patriotic states in America, no surprise California, New York, New Jersey last

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    Who would of guessed?


    2019’s Most Patriotic States in America

    WalletHub compared the states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Our datStorieanges from share of enlisted military population to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita. Read on for our findings, expert commentary and a full description of our methodology.



    Here are the top 10 most patriotic states in the U.S., according to WalletHub:

    1. New Hampshire

    2. Wyoming

    3. Vermont

    4. Utah

    5. Idaho

    6. Wisconsin

    7. Alaska

    8. South Carolina

    9. Missouri

    10. Minnesota



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    Sorry, but that is just a stupid attempt to get some clicks for their website.

    Their methodology is stupid.

    People in states where the outcome of the election is not in doubt tend to stay home more, this does not make them any less patriotic.

    How does joining the Peace Corp make you patriotic?

    Where active duty military people live is 100% up to the military and has no bearing on the state as those people will move every few years.

    How did they calculate Volunteer Rate and what counts as "volunteering"?
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but that might be more of an indication of states where 18 year olds have no options except the military....or want to get the heck out to see some other place.
     
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    I was just in Atlantic City, NJ, and got out of the rain in the Korean War Memorial. Very patriotic.
     
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    i agree with the rest but I think you could make a damn good argument that voting is a direct sign of patriotism. It is the single most important civic duty you have and if you ignore that saying you are patriotic is a rather vapid claim.
     
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    I agree it is, but one can also understand why a Repub in Cali or a Dem in Utah might pass on voting for POTUS. Then there is the fact that we are consistently given two pieces of shit to choose from as the main two choices, which also could cause people to stay home. After while picking the lesser of two evils gets to be a useless gesture. I would put more weight on voting in primaries than the General election.
     
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    Yes, you are wrong.

    You didn't read how it was determined, dumbass! You assumed!
     
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    Patriotism is a loaded gun. Like I was about to shoot somebody, America! What about Korea, authors invent 5000 words, that legally means 8 feet of land.
     
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    Ha, yes more people need to vote in the primaries - it would go a LONG way to improving the duopoly we have.

    However, the fact that more people are demoralized and stay home in those states is kind of the point - they have lost their patriotism or they would not have given up on the civic duty that is voting. It is the duty part that matters. I have been fighting the idea that you have to vote for one of the two shit candidates the major parties picked for a long time - we have more than 2 options and it is about time that those people that feel left out start using the vote there as well.
     
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    I wouldn’t say Jersey is unpatriotic, just that it’s generally shitty town to anyone not from that crap hole.
     

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