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Ohio ranks as one of the most patriotic states in the nation according to WalletHub study

Ohio came in at #14 in the study that measured both military engagement and civic engagement.
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Crowds (darkened) along the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland Ohio watch as fireworks ascend beyond the mouth of the river

CLEVELAND — We are rapidly approaching one of the most anticipated holidays of the year on the calendar. And although Independence Day will feel different this time around because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it still is important to celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the United States on July 4. 

With that in mind, WalletHub has come up with a new study looking at which states are the most patriotic in the nation. Ohio ranks high in the survey, checking in at #14 in the U.S.

So how do you measure patriotism? 

WalletHub compared the 50 states across two key dimensions, “Military Engagement” and “Civic Engagement.” Those dimensions were evaluated using 13 relevant metrics. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of patriotism.

Some of those metrics included: Average number of military enlistees, veterans per capita, volunteer rate, and percentage of those adults who voted in the 2016 election. 

Here are the top 15 patriotic states in the nation:

  1. New Hampshire  
  2. Wyoming   
  3. Idaho
  4. Alaska
  5. Maryland
  6. Utah
  7. North Dakota
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Minnesota
  10. South Carolina 
  11. Missouri 
  12. Montana 
  13. Virginia
  14. Ohio
  15. Maine

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