It seems to happen every year. We just start to hit our stride into summertime, and BOOM its Independence Day. The fireworks stands are starting to pop up faster than the construction cones! Soon the smell of black powder smoke will fill the air. But, the 4th of July is more than just attempting to not blow off a finger. It is a patriotic celebration of the greatest country on the planet. And when it comes to patriots, there is no shortage of them in Big Sky country.

According to an annual study from WalletHub, Montana is the Most Patriotic State in AMERICA.

In order to determine where Americans have the most red, white and blue pride, WalletHub compared the states across 13 key indicators of patriotism. Our data set ranges from the state’s military enlistees and veterans to the share of adults who voted in the 2020 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.

Source: WalletHub

Montana ranked high in military engagement. Meaning, Montana is home to lots of active military members, as well as veterans of all ages. But, where Montana really stands out above the rest, is our civic duty. Montana scores high in the amount of volunteer work we do. Montana had a high rate of voter turnout in the last election and primaries. Montana is home to generous people that want to help others. That is why Montana has a large amount of volunteers in areas like the Peace Corp and Americorp.

This upcoming Independence Day, stand tall and proud knowing that we not only live in the most beautiful state in the country. But, we are also the most patriotic Americans in the country.

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