Merriam-Webster dictionary defines patriotism as love or devotion for one's country. Patriotism, for example, can be displayed in many ways. The flag on your front porch, voting in elections, standing for the National Anthem and helping in your community are examples of patriotism.

With all of this in mind, which states are the most patriotic? Perhaps the original 13 colonies are the most patriotic? Maybe South Dakota, home to Mount Rushmore is most patriotic? Where does New York rank on the list of most patriotic states?

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Recently Wallethub researched all 50 States to find the Most Patriotic States in America. This ranking was determined by using several different indicators. The number of military enlistees per state, number of veterans per state and number of people who voted in 2020 are a few of those indicators. How patriotic is New York State?

The Top 5 Most Patriots States are:

  1. Virginia
  2. Alaska
  3. Montana
  4. Maine
  5. Oregon
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Before we show you where New York ranks let's take a look at our neighbors:

  • #13 is Vermont
  • #30 is New Jersey
  • #40 is Pennsylvania
  • #42 is Connecticut
  • #48 is Massachusetts

In terms of number of veterans per capita, New York ranks 49th out of 50. Our military engagement rank is 49th out of 50 and our civic engagement rank is 38th out of 50.

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Bryan Bedder

In regard to the most patriotic states, New York State ranks 49th out of all 50 states. If you asked a New Yorker I believe you would find a different result. I see flags on the majority of homes and I hear the passion we have for the United States of America. You can't rank a New Yorkers heart.

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