The 4th of July is one of the best times in our great state.  One of my favorite views in the summer is seeing all of the flags flying high by local businesses and homes in the area celebrating the big holiday.  Covid-19 might be taking a few celebrations away that we love but we are still one of the most patriotic states in the United States.

According to a new survey by Wallethub, Minnesota is the 9th most patriotic state in the U.S.  The ranking was based on a few different factors, including how many Peace Corps Volunteers there are per capita, the percentage of adults of voted in the last Presidential election.  Here's where Minnesota ranks for each of the categories used in the patriotism survey:

  • 11th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
  • 5th – % of Adults Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
  • 2nd – Volunteer Rate
  • 1st – Civics Education Requirement
  • 18th – Volunteer Hours per Resident
  • 6th – AmeriCorps Volunteers per Capita
Source: WalletHub

Coming in at #1 as the most patriotic state is New Hampshire. Wisconsin beat Minnesota by 1 and came in at #8. Last on the list this year is New Jersey. You can see the entire list from the survey and how the states were ranked here.

If you are looking for a town with a great fireworks display, you can find a huge list of towns that are still celebrating with a show here.  If there is a town we missed on the list, please, let me know and I'll get it added.  You can send me a message on my Facebook page (Jessica On The Radio) or DM me on Instagram.

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