Alabama Listed As One of the Top 20 Most Patriotic States in America
July 2, 2019
A WalletHub report released Monday revealed Alabama to be on of the top 20 most patriotic states in America.
Ranked 19 overall on the list, with a score of 47.43, Alabama ranked first for the “Civics Education Requirement.”
The report “compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism” and “ranges from share of enlisted military population to share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.”
With one as “Most Patriotic” and 25 as “Average,” Alabama received the following rankings:
- 5th – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
- 30th – Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults
- 17th – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
- 1st – Civics Education Requirement
- 12th – Share of Civilian Adult Population in Military Reserves
- 10th – Share of Adults Who Voted in 2016 Primary Elections
Alabama also ranked eight overall for ‘Military Engagement.’
The report, which compared red states to blue states in terms of patriotism, found that red states were more patriotic. Red states received an average rank of 23.67, while blue states received an average rank of 28.25.
Source: "Alabama listed as one of the top 20 most patriotic states in America" Yellowhammer (June 25, 2019) Kyle Morris