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The Most and Least Patriotic States in the U.S.A. (Guess Who is #1?)
ABC7 ^ | 7-3-2014 | Matt Deicke

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.

1 posted on 07/05/2014 3:52:57 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator
California Least Patriotic State- Who knew??? I guess the Dreamers aren't little Jorge Washingtons.

No, they're little Barack Obamas.

2 posted on 07/05/2014 4:01:14 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: equalator

No doubt California is among the least patriotic but the methodology to make these determinations is pretty flawed


3 posted on 07/05/2014 4:01:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: equalator

If you take out Hollywood and SF, California is the most patriotic.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 4:02:15 PM PDT by bray (Buy my book: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: equalator

I’ll be happy if they spoke English here in mexifornia..


5 posted on 07/05/2014 4:03:53 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: equalator

The data set is incomplete.

They only show 50 states.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


7 posted on 07/05/2014 4:04:27 PM PDT by equalator
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To: bray

Libs are not patriotic. Plus, if you take out Hollywood and SF, not much is left anyway.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 4:04:33 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: equalator

Why is Kansas among the least patriotic?


9 posted on 07/05/2014 4:05:35 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: equalator

Em boyz are fine examples of what need to be eradicated in this country.


10 posted on 07/05/2014 4:05:42 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: equalator

From Cali resident not surpising

Least my former hood Alaska up there


11 posted on 07/05/2014 4:06:49 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: equalator

Ranking of State’s Patriotism, Least to Greatest:

50. California
49. Minnesota
48. Rhode Island
47. Vermont
46. Hawaii
45. Michigan
44. New Jersey
43. Kansas
42. Connecticut
41. Oregon
40. Utah
39. New Mexico
38. Indiana
37. North Dakota
36. Mississippi
35. Wisconsin
34. Illinois
33. New York
32. Nebraska
31. Maryland
30. Arkansas
29. Iowa
28. Nevada
27. Massachusetts
26. Idaho
25. Delaware
24. New Hampshire
23. Tennessee
22. Louisiana
21. Kentucky
20. Missouri
19. West Virginia
18. Pennsylvania
17. Ohio
16. Washington
15. Texas
14. South Dakota
13. Oklahoma
12. Montana
11. Colorado

Top 10 Most Patriotic States:

10. Arizona
9. Alabama
8. Alaska
7. Georgia
6. Florida
5. Virginia
4. Wyoming
3. North Carolina
2. Maine
1. South Carolina


12 posted on 07/05/2014 4:07:03 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: equalator

Obama spends more time fundraising in CA than any other state. What a coincidence!


13 posted on 07/05/2014 4:07:27 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Shimmer1

California has a HUGE population of conservatives, they’re just outnumbered by the even bigger contingent of liberals.


14 posted on 07/05/2014 4:08:08 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (There's only one reason for authorities to take the arms of good people.)
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To: equalator

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.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 4:09:31 PM PDT by Hoodat (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: Blue Collar Christian
California has a HUGE population of conservatives, they’re just outnumbered by the even bigger contingent of liberals.

Um... yes... this is the general problem is MOST states, isn't it?

16 posted on 07/05/2014 4:11:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Iron Munro

“The data set is incomplete. They only show 50 states.”

Right you are. Completely unfair to the other 8 states.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 4:12:11 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: newfreep

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.


18 posted on 07/05/2014 4:13:05 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: equalator
"People Who Google For American Flags to buy"

19 posted on 07/05/2014 4:13:23 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: equalator

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/


20 posted on 07/05/2014 4:13:30 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: ConservativeStatement

What about TEXAS, this list is BS!!!!!!!


21 posted on 07/05/2014 4:13:39 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: newfreep

Surprised about Maine, not so much about MN though.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 4:14:09 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: ConservativeStatement

“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.


23 posted on 07/05/2014 4:17:56 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: equalator

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.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

When I lived there, I noticed that even the “conservatives” were liberal.


25 posted on 07/05/2014 4:20:30 PM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: newfreep

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.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 4:20:54 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: bray
If you take out Hollywood and SF, California is the most patriotic.

If they surveyed by county California would have several in the top ten and several in the bottom ten.

27 posted on 07/05/2014 4:21:45 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: equalator

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“... 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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I call bullshit on this.


28 posted on 07/05/2014 4:22:11 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Somewhat surprising considering we have Ft. Riley, home of the Big RedOne but looking at the varied data used to base numbers on, sounds a bit dubious, seeing as how we are a right-to-work state (conservative), lots of concealed carry licenses and now open carry.

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!

29 posted on 07/05/2014 4:22:18 PM PDT by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: Kit cat

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.


30 posted on 07/05/2014 4:26:36 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: jmacusa

And many democrat crapholes. I grew up in Carteret.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT by ebshumidors
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To: Repeal The 17th

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.


32 posted on 07/05/2014 4:34:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: newfreep

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.


33 posted on 07/05/2014 4:38:03 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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The Peoples Republic of Maryland? Commieland?

MD is hopelessly lost to the communists.

Sorry to burst your bubble.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 4:43:38 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: newfreep

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.


35 posted on 07/05/2014 4:45:21 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: MNDude

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.


36 posted on 07/05/2014 4:47:09 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: bray

Hell, take out illegals and CA moves into the .500 range.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 4:50:08 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: newfreep

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 town’s 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, Arnold’s 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!!!!!


38 posted on 07/05/2014 4:50:50 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: equalator

Thats alright.I hate Connecticut more.


39 posted on 07/05/2014 4:55:27 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: napscoordinator
Sorry...but the reality of elections speak clearly that MD is a radical, leftwing socialist state. Here's one of the two commie Senators y'all continue to elect.


40 posted on 07/05/2014 4:56:40 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: equalator

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.)


41 posted on 07/05/2014 4:59:56 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: newfreep

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.


42 posted on 07/05/2014 5:00:16 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator

There are good people everywhere.


43 posted on 07/05/2014 5:01:52 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: newfreep

We have some wonderful FReepers who live in Maryland. Grow up.


44 posted on 07/05/2014 5:03:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: jmacusa

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.


45 posted on 07/05/2014 5:05:58 PM PDT by Quigley
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To: equalator

Which states have the largest number of veterans or military bases? Same?


46 posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:27 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: trisham

Sorry...but the state is controlled by leftwing COMMUNISTS!


47 posted on 07/05/2014 5:14:40 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: equalator

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.


48 posted on 07/05/2014 5:17:12 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Ob)
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To: Hoodat

Says a lot doesn’t it?


49 posted on 07/05/2014 5:18:44 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: workerbee
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.

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...

50 posted on 07/05/2014 5:20:21 PM PDT by eldoradude (How many republicrats/demoblicans does it take to change a light bulb?)
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