Study ranks North Carolina as third most patriotic state; SC is number one

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — North Carolina is the third most patriotic state in the nation, while South Carolina is the most patriotic, according to a study by a real estate research firm.

WSOC-TV reported that the Palmetto state received the ranking based on Movoto Real Estate’s measure of the number of people who Googled for American flags.

South Carolina also has the seventh highest veterans per capita, and 16th highest funding for veterans per capita.

Movoto also measured states on national landmarks per capita, veterans per capita, number of residents who voted in the last presidential election and people who list “America” as an interest on Facebook.