A New Survey Shows Just How Patriotic Maine Is
As we get ready to celebrate our country's 242nd birthday, have you ever wondered just how patriotic we Mainers are compared to the rest of the country?
WalletHub crunched the numbers and compared all 50 states on their level of patriotism using 13 key factors. If you're a numbers and data person, you can dig deep on that here, but we'll give you the highlights that look pretty good for Maine.
Overall, Maine ranked 11th out of the 50 states in its level of patriotism.
We even ranked first with the largest percentage of adults who voted in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Here are some other key factors that WalletHub provided us with for Maine.
• 23rd – Average Number of Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults
• 9th – Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
• 1st – % of Adults Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
• 8th – Volunteer Rate
• 4th – Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
• 1st – Civics Education Requirement
• 15th – Volunteer Hours per Resident
Looks like we're doing pretty well when it come to loving our country. Who's not doing well? Coming in dead last overall....Massachusetts. Good thing we split off from them back in 1820 huh?