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Monday, June 24, 2019 6:40 pm

Indiana ranks 44th for patriotism

The Journal Gazette

Indiana is among the least patriotic states in the nation, according to personal finance website WalletHub.

Ahead of the Fourth of July, WalletHub compared states according to 13 indicators of patriotism, including military enlistment, veteran population, voter turnout, volunteering, jury participation and participation in civic organizations, the Peace Corps and AmericaCorps.

Indiana ranked 44th overall. Its neighbors, aside from 27th-ranked Kentucky, weren't much better – Ohio was 37th, Illinois 41st and Michigan 42nd.

WalletHub said the five most patriotic states, in order, were New Hampshire, Wyoming, Vermont, Utah and Idaho. The five least patriotic states were, in order, New Jersey, New York, California, West Virginia and Texas. To see its list, click on this URL:

https://wallethub.com/edu/most-patriotic-states/13680/