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Connecticut among the least-patriotic states in the country

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and Connecticut's patriotism appears to be lacking, according to a study.

The study from the personal finance website WalletHub ranked Connecticut as 49 of 50 on its list of the most patriotic states.

It looked at 12 key metrics, including military engagement, voting habits and civil-education requirements.

For Connecticut, the "military engagement rank" was 47 and the "civic engagement rank" was 42.

Connecticut also had one of the lowest percentages of residents who enlisted in the military.

Its combined score was 26.34 across all of the metrics.

The most patriotic state, according to WalletHub, was Virginia. The least was New Jersey. To see the top 10 most and least, click here.

As a whole, patriotism seems to be waning, according to researchers. While 38 percent of Americans felt the United States was the best country in the world in 2011, the number fell to 28 percent in 2014.

To see the complete results of the study, visit WalletHub's website here.

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