Survey Lists New Jersey as Least Patriotic State in the Country
A survey released on Monday by Wallethub claims that New Jersey is the least patriotic state in the Union, based on a weighted analysis of Americans’ Civic and Military engagement by state.
With an overall score of 21.5/100, New Jersey bottomed out the list with #49 New York and #48 California.
Although the survey did not consider party affiliation in its measurements, the survey findings claim that majority-Republican states rank slightly more patriotic on average than Democrat-majority states like New Jersey.
Researchers considered 13 distinct metrics for the survey, including percentage of PeaceCorps and Americorps members, number of Active military enlistees, voter turnout, and others.