Study ranks South Carolina most patriotic state in U.S.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina has been named the most patriotic state in the nation, according to a study by a real estate research firm.

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.

North Carolina ranked third in the nation.

You can see the complete rankings here.