Georgia among most patriotic states: Study

Patriotism is on the decline, according to a new study, with 38% of Americans saying that the United States was the best country in the world in 2011, and only 28% of Americans agreeing with the statement in 2014.

Just ahead of Independence Day, WalletHub took the patriotic pulse of the 50 U.S. states, comparing them across eight metrics from two categories: military engagement and civic engagement.

Georgia has a relatively high overall ranking of 10, and a ranking of 1 and 30 in the categories of military enegagement and civic engagement, respectively.

Most patriotic states in the U.S.

1. Virginia

2. Washington

3. Colorado

4. Idaho

5. Alaska

6. Maine

7. North Caroolina

8. New Hampshire

9. South Carolina

10. Georgia

Least patriotic states in the U.S.

46. West Virginia

47. Utah

48. Rhode Island

49. New Jersey

50. New York