Scores for volunteering, voting, service, and other measures of military and civic engagement were ranked by states by a financial reporting analysis company. Illinois is one of the least patriotic places in the U.S., according to a ranking by this service.
Illinois placed 45th in the finance website’s new ranking of states by patriotism. The organization calculated a “patriotism score” by weighting aspects of military engagement and civic engagement to find which “Americans have the most red, white, and blue pride.” Montana ranked No. 1. New York was No. 50.
Illinois ranked 39th in military engagement. Military engagement included factors such as average military enlistees, average active-duty military personnel, and veterans per capita.
Illinois placed 36th in civic engagement. Civic engagement consisted of factors such as voter turnout, jury duty participation, Peace Corp membership, AmeriCorps activity, and volunteers per capita.
Despite Illinois’s low “patriotism score,” many patriots call Illinois home. Maybe this is the weekend to put up that American Flag on your Flag Pole.
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