4th of july firework over charlotte skyline

I can agree with this. A new study from WalletHub 2022’s Most Patriotic States in America, ranks North Carolina in the top 20 most patriotic states. To determine which states are home to the most red, white, and blue pride, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism.

North Carolina Patriotic Stats

  • 9th – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
  • 5th – Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults
  • 20th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
  • 30th – Volunteer Rate
  • 27th – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
  • 1st – U.S. History or Civics Education Requirement
  • 15th – Volunteer Hours per Resident

Metrics Included:

Military Engagement – Total Points: 25

  • Average Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults Between 2014 & 2019 (No Prior Service): Triple Weight (~10.71 Points)
  • Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)
  • Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults: Double Weight (~7.14 Points)
  • Share of Civilian Adult Population in Military Reserves: Full Weight (~3.57 Points)

Civic Engagement – Total Points: 75

  • Share of Adults Who Voted in 2020 Presidential Election: Double Weight (~16.67 Points)
  • Share of Adults Who Voted in 2020 Primary Elections: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)
  • Volunteer Rate: Half Weight (~4.17 Points)
  • Volunteer Hours per Resident: Half Weight (~4.17 Points)
  • AmeriCorps Volunteers per Capita: Half Weight (~4.17 Points)
  • Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita: Half Weight (~4.17 Points)
  • Trial- & Grand-Jury Participation per Civilian Adult Population: Double Weight (~16.67 Points)
  • Share of Residents Who Participate in Groups or Organizations (Civic Life): Full Weight (~8.33 Points)
  • U.S. History/Civics Education Requirement: Full Weight (~8.33 Points)

  • 1. Alaska

    Alaska

  • 2. Montana

    Montana

  • 3. Virginia

    Virginia

  • 4. North Dakota

    North Dakota

  • 5. Oregon

    Oregon

  • 6. Maryland

    Maryland

  • 7. Hawaii

    Hawaii

  • 8. Vermont

    Vermont

  • 9. New Hampshire

    New Hampshire

  • 10. Iowa

    Iowa

  • 11. Washington

    Washington

  • 12. South Dakota

    South Dakota

  • 13. Colorado

    Denver Colorado

  • 14. Delaware

    Delaware

  • 15. Maine

    Maine

  • 16. Utah

    Winter daytime shot of Salt Lake City. Featured is the temple from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or the Mormons

  • 17. North Carolina

    North Carolina Flag

    North Carolina State Flag flying in the wind at Fort Macon.

    Patriotism in North Carolina (1=Most Patriotic; 25=Avg.):

    • 9th – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
    • 5th – Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults
    • 20th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
    • 30th – Volunteer Rate
    • 27th – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
    • 1st – U.S. History or Civics Education Requirement
    • 15th – Volunteer Hours per Resident

     

     

  • 18. Wyoming

    Wyoming

  • 19. Idaho

    Idaho

  • 20. New Mexico

    New Mexico

    Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA downtown cityscape and street at twilight.