Published On: Apr 25 2014 12:40:19 PM CDTUpdated On: Apr 25 2014 12:45:19 PM CDT
A recent Gallup poll found that people who live in Montana and Alaska have the most amount of pride in their state. Gallup asked at least 600 residents in every state whether they view their states as "the best possible state to live in," "one of the best possible states to live in," "as good a state as any to live in," or "the worst possible state to live in." Take a look at a list of states with the most - and the least - amount of state pride.
5. Texas -- 68 percent
4. Wyoming -- 69 percent
3. Utah -- 70 percent
1. Alaska (tie) -- 77 percent
1. Montana (tie) -- 77 percent of residents say that Montana is the best place in the U.S. to live.
5. Michigan -- 28 percent
4. Louisiana -- 27 percent
3. Mississippi -- 26 percent
2. Illinois -- 19 percent
1. Rhode Island -- Only 18 percent of residents say Rhode Island is the best place to live.
To read more about the states with the most and least pride, click here.
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