The criteria for indicating the level of patriotism within a state population consisted of:
- -National Historic Landmarks per Capita
-Veterans per Capita
-Money Spent to Fund Veterans
-Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election
-People Who Google For American Flags to buy
-People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook
The Smartest and Dumbest States in the U.S., based on Tweets.
Ranking of State's Patriotism, Least to Greatest:
48. Rhode Island
44. New Jersey
39. New Mexico
37. North Dakota
33. New York
24. New Hampshire
19. West Virginia
14. South Dakota
Top 10 Most Patriotic States:
3. North Carolina
1. South Carolina
Fascinating landmarks and trends within the most patriotic states:
South Carolina - Most people googled-searched American flags, and the 7th most veteran residents per capita.
Maine - 1 in 10 residents have served in the military, and highest voter percentage in the top 10 patriot states.
North Carolina - 1 in 10 residents have served in the military; 6th highest in veteran funding.
Wyoming - 25% of the state likes "America" on Facebook.
Virginia - 3rd highest in president home states, and home to the 2nd most veterans in the U.S.
Florida - More 4 million residents list "United States" as an interest
Georgia - 8th in veteran funding and in most Facebook likes of "United States."
Alaska - 1st in most veterans per capita with nearly 1 in 8 having served, and ranked the 1st in most historical landmarks.
Alabama - 9th in people google-searching for the American flag, ranked in the top 30 for all categories.
Arizona - 5th in most Facebook likes for "United States."
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