Skip to comments.The Most and Least Patriotic States in the U.S.A. (Guess Who is #1?)
Posted on 07/05/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT by equalator
Can you guess which state in the union holds the American flag the highest? The criteria for indicating the level of patriotism within a state population consisted of: -National Historic Landmarks per Capita -Veterans per Capita -Money Spent to Fund Veterans -Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election -People Who Google For American Flags to buy -People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook
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California Least Patriotic State- Who knew??? I guess the Dreamers aren't little Jorge Washingtons.
No, they're little Barack Obamas.
No doubt California is among the least patriotic but the methodology to make these determinations is pretty flawed
If you take out Hollywood and SF, California is the most patriotic.
I’ll be happy if they spoke English here in mexifornia..
The data set is incomplete.
They only show 50 states.
I don’t know— I like the part about people googling American flags to buy. That’s pretty patriotic. But yeah, it’s hit and miss. Either way you slice it though, whatever the criteria, CA would always be on the bottom.
Libs are not patriotic. Plus, if you take out Hollywood and SF, not much is left anyway.
Why is Kansas among the least patriotic?
Em boyz are fine examples of what need to be eradicated in this country.
From Cali resident not surpising
Least my former hood Alaska up there
Ranking of State’s Patriotism, Least to Greatest:
48. Rhode Island
44. New Jersey
39. New Mexico
37. North Dakota
33. New York
24. New Hampshire
19. West Virginia
14. South Dakota
Top 10 Most Patriotic States:
3. North Carolina
1. South Carolina
Obama spends more time fundraising in CA than any other state. What a coincidence!
California has a HUGE population of conservatives, they’re just outnumbered by the even bigger contingent of liberals.
Six of the top ten are part of the Old Confederacy. And the bottom five are five of the most Democrat states in the country.
Um... yes... this is the general problem is MOST states, isn't it?
“The data set is incomplete. They only show 50 states.”
Right you are. Completely unfair to the other 8 states.
Sorry, I don’t buy that SC (pinko L. Graham territory) and ME (hellloo, commies Snowe & Collins) are the top 2 “patriotic” states. Not by a long shot.
I suspect California has some of the most patriotic Americans in the country .... along with a great number of the least, including hundreds of thousands who cheer for Mexico but accept USA EBT, AFDC, Section 8 housing, etc. etc. etc. and burn Old Glory.
Kick them all out. Then a five year moratorium on all new immigrants, fake and real.
Build an Israeli wall, man it adequately, and then we can start talking about “reform” and war with Mexico, in whatever order/
What about TEXAS, this list is BS!!!!!!!
Surprised about Maine, not so much about MN though.
“Why is Kansas among the least patriotic?”
Kathleen Sebellius was elected governor of Kansas twice. The first time (2002) with 52.9% of the vote and the second time (2006) with 57.8% of the vote. It seems like the people of Kansas have an affinity for far left progressive leadership as well as absentee RINO senators such as Bob Dole and Pat Roberts.
Here are the criteria for the ranking:
National Historic Landmarks per Capita
Veterans per Capita
Money Spent to Fund Veterans
Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election
People Who Google For American Flags to buy
People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook
I guess I’m not patriotic. I don’t go anywhere near Facebook.
When I lived there, I noticed that even the “conservatives” were liberal.
Beg to differ way much with New Jerseys being number 44. Lived here all my life. Forget the ‘’Joisey’’ stereotypes of Mafia goons, dumb broads with ‘’big hair’’ and that insulting tv show “Jersey Shore. We’re home to seven military bases, numerous sports stadiums , industries of all kinds , farms, horse farms , breeding and riding stables, colleges and universities as well as abounding in Revolutionary War history and Revolutionary War battle field sites and three of the signers of The Declaration of Independence, Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon and Francis Hopkinson hailed from my state.
If they surveyed by county California would have several in the top ten and several in the bottom ten.
“... The criteria for indicating the level of patriotism within a state population consisted of:
-National Historic Landmarks per Capita
-Veterans per Capita
-Money Spent to Fund Veterans
-Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election
-People Who Google For American Flags to buy
-People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook ...”
I call bullshit on this.
Considering they are basing some on retired vets living in the state, I know lots of vets who aren't the least bit conservative and another category of "searching for American flags"on the internet as well as "liked America on Facebook," these do not signify pro-America at all.
Many smart people are not on Facebook and many know where to buy their American flags without looking up a site on the ''net!
Well, there are a whole lotta leftwing kooks in Austin, Houston & Dallas.
Now add the illegal leftwing illegal socialists it’s only a matter of time until Texas turns leftist.
And many democrat crapholes. I grew up in Carteret.
Agreed, its a crap list.
-National Historic Landmarks per Capita: Locations where events happened in the past. Lots of history in my neck of the woods but few monuments since the big events were mostly between the French and Indian wars and the war of 1812.
-Veterans per Capita: The south has been a favored retirement destination since the invention of air conditioning.
-Money Spent to Fund Veterans: Largely federal money following the veterans as they retire in the south.
-Percent of Residents That Voted in the Last Presidential Election; There are any number of reasons people can’t or don’t vote in presidential elections.
-People Who Google For American Flags to buy: Only Google? I’ve never ordered a flag online. I prefer to go to the store and check them out to make sure they’re American made and of high quality.
-People Who List America as an Interest on Facebook.: I avoid facebook like the plague.
Sorry but after seeing everyone yesterday, I would say Maryland is number 1 in patriotism. The place was full of Red, White and Blue......parades all over the place in neighborhoods, pancake breakfasts with red, white and blue batter. I was pretty proud of this state. Oh yeah, incredible fireworks.
The Peoples Republic of Maryland? Commieland?
MD is hopelessly lost to the communists.
Sorry to burst your bubble.
Well since you don’t live here, your opinion is nonsense. I saw it with my own eyes and experience. Arnold Maryland was absolutely INCREDIBLE yesterday. I love Maryland. It has more to offer than most states by a mile.
I live in Maine. The bulk of Maine’s population is in southern Maine, a commutable distance to the Boston area.
Maine goes blue in presidential elections because of the lib transplants from southern New England, and because of the poverty in the rural areas. Then there’s the moonbats who buy expensive second homes (summer homes) in the coastal towns, and then move here at some point and bring their lib voting patterns with them.
Maine had the highest per-capita number of National Guard troops in Iraq and Afghanistan....the military is very much respected here. There are huge numbers of veterans here, too. Memorial Day and Independence Day parades are held in almost every town, even the small communities. Lots of American flags flying on roads and in front of homes.
The troop greeters at Bangor International Airport are legendary. These men and women, many of them elderly, visit with the troops on every departing flight and welcome them home when they return.
When the troops returned home from the Gulf War in 1991, the local citizenry mobbed the terminal at Bangor International Airport; it was wall-to-wall people shouting “Welcome Home!” at the military men and women coming off the chartered aircraft.
The Second Amendment is alive and well here in Maine. Lots of military supply stores advertising “black rifles” and ammo on move-able type signs in front of their stores on busy roads. There are commercials on TV and radio for gun shops, firearm training courses, and the like. We have open carry.
We have no shortage of moonbat libs, but conservatives have made some headway in recent years. The conservative beat the RINO by 12 points during the primary to choice a GOP candidate for Maine’s open 2nd congressional house seat. We have a TEA Party guy, Paul LePage, as governor.
Yes, “gay” marriage was approved here at the ballot box....it took three tries over a period of years for the “yes” forces to prevail. The pro-”gay” marriage types had boatloads of money from out-of-state, whereas the “No” side had very little money, unfortunately.
We’ve got a ways to go, but taking the country back state by state is a fight worth fighting.
Hell, take out illegals and CA moves into the .500 range.
Arnold is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 23,106 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 47th largest community in Maryland.
Housing costs in Arnold are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.
Arnold is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.35% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Arnold is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Arnold who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (12.00%) and office and administrative support (11.71%).
Also of interest is that Arnold has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Arnold is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Arnold a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The towns good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Arnold has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Arnolds overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Arnold is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Arnold Information and Demographics
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Arnold, you’ll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Arnold is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.52% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Arnold in 2010 was $45,970, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $183,880 for a family of four.
Does this really sound like a commie state of Maryland????????? NO!!!!!
Thats alright.I hate Connecticut more.
California is the most patriotic state in the union.
Why? Because California pays more in federal taxes than any other state.
That means we prop up your failed states as well as support our huge welfare roles (comprising mostly loser American transplants from your failed states).
For the math-challenged among you, since you don’t have Cal Tech and we do, that also means we pay more to the military than any of the rest of you to defend this country.
And we do it without a word of thanks, ever. And we still want to stay in the union, even though every other post on FR is “GIVE CALIFORNIA BACK TO MEXICO!” (Which, by the way, also directed at the math-challenged, you might want to think about how cutting off California to spite your own loser face will impact your wallets.)
nope it isn’t. It is a wonderful place to raise a family. I just put a thread up. Perhaps reading it might give you an education.
There are good people everywhere.
We have some wonderful FReepers who live in Maryland. Grow up.
I spent a couple of years in New Jersey back in the late 90’s and other than having a problem understanding them when they talk, I met nothing but very fine people that were willing to help you if you needed it. I think New Jersey is just as patriotic as my home state of Alabama. I was very impressed by the people of New Jersey.
Which states have the largest number of veterans or military bases? Same?
Sorry...but the state is controlled by leftwing COMMUNISTS!
It definitely has to be Texas. I saw a fireworks show in Burleson last night, and there must’ve been 5-6 other fireworks shows you could see on the horizon.
Says a lot doesn’t it?
Yes, the criteria is obviously gamed.
If Washington, D.C. was a state, based on this criteria it would be probably at the top of the list...