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Arizona ranks in top 15 of most patriotic states, per WalletHub

Jul 4, 2021, 6:15 AM
Luke AFB's 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing and Arizona National Guard's 161st Air Refu...
Luke AFB's 56th Fighter Wing and the 944th Fighter Wing and Arizona National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing perform a valley flyover as Steve Beurelein holds an American flag on May 01, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. The flyover honors healthcare workers, first responders, military members and other essential personnel who are working on the front lines to combat the coronavirus COVID-19. (File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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PHOENIX — A personal finance website ranked Arizona as one of the more patriotic states in the country.

Arizona came in at No. 15 on WalletHub’s ranking of the 50 states based on military engagement and civic engagement.

The military engagement score was calculated based on average military enlistees, the number of veterans and active duty military personnel per 100,000 civilian adults as well as the share of the adult population in military reserves.

The civic engagement was determined based on the number of people who voted in the 2020 presidential election, the share of adults who voted in the primary, the volunteer rate and hours, AmeriCorps volunteers and Peace Corps volunteers per capita, trial and grand jury participation, the share of residents who participate in groups or organizations and a civic education requirement.

Each state was scored on the two key dimensions with a score of 100 representing the highest level of patriotism.

Arizona received an overall score of 44.22 and rank No. 17 in military engagement and No. 18 in civic engagement.

Montana was found to be the most patriotic state in the country driven by a No. 1 ranking in civic engagement, while Alaska’s No. 1 ranking in military engagement placed the state second.

New York was found to be the least patriotic state, with a second-worst ranking in civic engagement and a No. 45 ranking in military engagement.

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Arizona ranks in top 15 of most patriotic states, per WalletHub