By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming is considered the second most patriotic state in the country, just behind New Hampshire, according to personal finance site WalletHub.
WalletHub compared the states using 13 key indicators of patriotism, ranging from the state’s military enlistees and veterans and the share of adults who voted in the 2016 presidential election to AmeriCorps volunteers per capita.
New Hampshire, Wyoming, Idaho, Alaska and Maryland rounded out the top five most patriotic states. Wyoming had the fifth most veterans per capita, according to Wallethub.
Red states were considered more patriotic than blue states, and the survey put Wyoming firmly in the red category.
University of Memphis Professor Aram Goudsouzian stated that a good patriot was someone ” who fights to make the United States a genuine democracy for all its people. A good patriot shows respect and empathy for all Americans.”