Alaska was ranked as the most patriotic state in the country in a new report from Wallet Hub published Monday.
Patriotism is a difficult concept to quantify, so the personal finance website compared each state
across 13 indicators of patriotism including veterans per capita, average number of military enlistees
Peace Corp members per capita and percentage of adult residents who voted in the 2020 presidential election.
All 13 indicators fell into one of two categories,
military engagement and civic engagement, according to the Wallet Hub.
Every city received a grade for each indicator based on a 100-point scale, with 100 being the highest score
Each city’s weighted average across all metrics was then used to calculate each state’s overall score, which study crafters then used to compile their ranking.