A new study from WalletHub found that Iowa is one of the most patriotic states in the nation for 2022.

To determine each state's ranking on this, the study looked at 13 indicators of patriotism across the board, broken down into two categories: military engagement and civic engagement.

Military Engagement

  • Average Military Enlistees per 1,000 Civilian Adults Between 2014-2019
  • Veterans per 1,000 Civilian Adults
  • Active-Duty Military Personnel per 100,000 Civilian Adults
  • Share of Civilian Adult Population in Military Reserves

Civic Engagement

  • Share of Adults Who Voted in 2020 Presidential Election
  • Share of Adults Who Voted in 2020 Primary Elections
  • Volunteer Rate
  • Volunteer Hours per Resident
  • AmeriCorps Volunteers per Capita
  • Peace Corps Volunteers per Capita
  • Trial & Grand Jury Participation per Civilian Adult Population
  • Share of Residents Who Participate in Groups or Organizations
  • U.S. History/Civics Education Requirement

So where's Iowa? Iowa is the 10th most patriotic state in the nation. I'll raise a beer to that. Here's the map of everyone's rankings in the study:

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Source: WalletHub

Yay Iowa! Illinois is number 32 (my home state is number 50, what a great look for us). The most patriotic state is Alaska which is followed by Montana in #2. Even though there's so much going on in our nation right now, we're clearly doing a good job sticking together in Iowa!

So have that extra hot dog this 4th of July and raise a Coors to us. There are plenty of fireworks happening in the QCA this year for America's bday. Meanwhile, enjoy the reason I can somehow still recite the Preamble:

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