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Top 10 Most Patriotic States

Here's something to ponder on our nation's 241st birthday: What makes one state more patriotic than another? Aren't they all part of the United States of America, and don't they all fly the star-spangled banner on the Fourth of July?

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Financial services website WalletHub quantified the level of patriotism in each state based on thirteen criteria, including average number of military enlistees; veterans per 1,000 civilian adults; share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election; rates of volunteerism; and required civic education. As it turns out, both Carolinas are very red, white, and blue.

10. North Carolina

9. Georgia

8. Idaho

7. Hawaii

6. Washington

5. Colorado

4. South Carolina

3. Wyoming

2. Alaska

1. Virginia

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