ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Missouri was recently ranked the 9th most patriotic state in America this year by WalletHub.
To determine which states were the most patriotic, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Missouri ranked highly in a number of categories, including:
- 1st – Civics Education Requirement
- 16th – % of Adults Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
- 17th – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
- 23rd – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
- 25th – Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults
- 26th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
- 27th – Volunteer Rate
- 28th – Volunteer Hours per Resident
- 28th – AmeriCorps Volunteers per Capita
Illinois ranked 41st in overall patriotism.