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Study: Hawai‘i Ranks Among Most Patriotic U.S. States

July 1, 2018, 9:00 AM HST
* Updated July 1, 8:59 AM
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In light of Independence Day on July 4, 2018, the personal finance website WalletHub has released a report indicating the most patriotic states in the U.S.

According to the report, Hawai‘i ranks number seven in the nation for patriotism. The ranking was determined by more than a dozen factors including the average number of military enlistees, registered voters who cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election, and volunteer workers per capita in every state.

Hawai‘i placed first in the nation for two categories indicating patriotism: number of active-duty military personnel for every 100,000 civilian adults and civics education requirements. The Aloha State also ranked in the top ten states for the number of veterans per 1,000 civilians and AmeriCorps volunteers per capita. Hawai‘i also ranked number 11 in the country for patriotic service based on the average number of military enlistees per 1,000 civilian adults.

Patriotism in Hawai‘i (1=most patriotic, 25=average):

  • 11th – Average number of military enlistees per 1,000 civilian adults/li>
  • 1st – Active-duty military personnel per 100,000 civilian adults/li>
  • 7th – Veterans per 1,000 civilian adults/li>
  • 1st – Civics education requirement/li>
  • 8th – AmeriCorps volunteers per capita

Visit https://wallethub.com/edu/most-patriotic-states/13680/ for the full report.

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Source: WalletHub

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