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Most patriotic states in America ranked

Expressions of American patriotism come in many forms — from setting off fireworks during Fourth of July and buying American-made goods to paying taxes and serv...
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LITTLEROCK, Ark. – Expressions of American patriotism come in many forms — fromsetting off fireworks during Fourth of July and buying American-made goods topaying taxes and serving in the armed forces.

But some states are better than others atshowing their national pride.

The top state in our Newsfeed Now region isMissouri at 9, Alabama at 19, Arkansas at 24, Louisiana at 25, Mississippi is26 and Tennessee is at 28, Kansas at 33 and Texas is at 46.

So in order to determine where Americansbleed the most red, white and blue, WalletHub compared the states across 13 keyindicators of patriotism. Our data set ranges from share of enlisted militarypopulation to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election toAmeriCorps volunteers per capita.

Readon for findings, expert commentary and a full description of methodology.