In a comprehensive study conducted by, some intriguing revelations about the levels of patriotism in U.S. states have come to light. With the 4th of July just around the corner, the research team decided to find out the most patriotic state based on search trends and volumes for the national anthem lyrics, indicating a high level of knowledge of the words for The Star-Spangled Banner.

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The research sought to explore the connection between a state’s knowledge of the U.S. national anthem lyrics and used that to correlate its level of patriotism ahead of Independence Day next week. We meticulously analyzed the search data collected from all 50 states, with some unexpected trends emerging — with Arizona coming in as the 13th most patriotic U.S. state.

Which states are the most patriotic?

The study examined various factors, including the level of search interest for “national anthem lyrics” and “The Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics as well as total daily search volumes for both search terms which were adjusted volume to account for population. The lower the overall search index score, the higher level of patriotism accredited for each state.

A disclaimer from “While these findings may raise eyebrows, it is crucial to emphasize that the study’s objective was not to disparage the patriotism or love for the country among residents of any state. Instead, it aimed to shed light on the relationship between a state’s interest in the national anthem lyrics and the expression of patriotic sentiments during this important national holiday.”