America is celebrating its 248th birthday this year and just like every Independence Day, Americans will be showcasing their patriotism. You'll be seeing the American flag being flown proudly, see fireworks shows, and more to celebrate the U.S. and those who have and are protecting her.

However, not all states show the same patriotism as much as others do. A new study reveals which states are more patriotic than others by using metrics to come to that conclusion.

Rolling Thunder Bikers Pay Their Respects Ahead Of Memorial Day
Getty Images

The study this year shows that Iowa is in the top 20 most patriotic states in the U.S. Where did Illinois land? Fairly far down the list.

Iowa Is In The Top 20 Most Patriotic States

Our friends at WalletHub released their list of 2024’s Most Patriotic States in America. In order to find out which states are the most and least patriotic, they compared the 50 states across two key dimensions:

  • Military Engagement
  • Civic Engagement

WalletHub determined each city’s weighted average across all metrics to calculate its overall score and used the resulting scores to rank-order the states. They found that Iowa is the 17th most patriotic state in the U.S. Three spots lower than the previous year.

Source: WalletHub

Even though Iowa is ranked 41st in Military Engagement, the Hawkeye State is ranked 7th in Civic Engagement. Iowa also ranked 1st in U.S. History or Civics Education Requirement.

Illinois Isn't The Most Patriotic State By Any Means

Even though its neighbor is in the top 20, Illinois is in the bottom half but getting better. Illinois was ranked as the 28th most patriotic state or the 22nd least patriotic state. Up two spots from last year.

We know there is a lot of patriotic folks in Illinois, but apparently, there is apparently more non-patriotic people in the Land of Lincoln than one might think.

Posh $3.2 Million Illinois Mansion For Sale Has A Surprise Room You'd Never Expect

Gallery Credit: Zillow

Illinois Property Goes Viral For Being 'Like 7 Different Universes'

Inside The Wisconsin House That's A 'Nightmare On Zillow Street'

Gallery Credit: Zillow/Take Action Realty Group, LLC

More From B100