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South Carolina ranked most patriotic state in U.S.

Published: July 3, 2014

South Carolina ranked most patriotic state in U.S.

By Myra Ruiz, WFF4

GREENVILLE, S.C. —As people across the United States prepare to set off fireworks for the Fourth of July, a recent survey suggests South Carolina might have more bang behind the boom.

According to the Movoto Real Estate Blog, South Carolina is the most patriotic state in the country. The designation was based on data collected from sources that include the 2012 U.S. Census, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Google Trends, Facebook and Wikipedia.

Movoto measured patriotism using criteria it considered to be indicative of proud Americans. The criteria included national historic landmarks per capita, veterans per capita, money spent to fund veterans, percent of residents who voted in the last presidential election, people who Google for American flags and people who list America as an interest on Facebook.

Here’s a look at Movoto’s 10 most patriotic states:

  1. South Carolina
  2. Maine
  3. North Carolina
  4. Wyoming
  5. Virginia
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. Alaska
  9. Alabama
  10. Arizona

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