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The Most Independent States

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WalletHub wanted to get a sense of just how free Americans are feeling, money-wise. So, it did a study to identify 2017’s Most Independent States and conducted a nationally representative Fourth of July Credit Card Survey.

2017’s Most Independent States

  1. Colorado
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Massachusetts
  7. California
  8. New Jersey
  9. Virginia
  10. New York

Key Stats:

  • Montana has the lowest percentage of private industry workers employed by foreign-owned firms, at 1.9 percent. That’s 4.3 times lower than South Carolina, which registers the highest rate, at 8.2 percent.
  • Pennsylvania has the lowest percentage of government workers (local, state and federal), at 10.8 percent. Alaska has the nation’s highest percentage, at 25.1 percent.
  • New Hampshire has the lowest percentage of residents below the poverty line, at 8.9 percent — 2.5 times lower than in Mississippi (22.5 percent).

Fourth of July Credit Card Survey

  • 39% of 4th of July shoppers will not earn rewards on their purchases.
  • Almost half (47%) of Americans trust their credit card company more than President Trump, Congress and the media.
  • 45% of Americans are prouder of their credit score than their country. The national average credit score is 669.
  • More people would rather declare independence from social media (15%) than bad credit (11%).
  • 47% of Americans think the government tracks our credit card spending.

This article was written by chris@canyonmedia.net