Living in North Dakota, we already know we've got it good here. But how do we fare among other states when considering how proud we are of our state? 

A new poll by Gallup shows that people who live in the western United States are the most proud of their state.  77% of people in both Montana and Alaska say their state is the best place to live in the country.  What about us North Dakotans?  We have pride!  We came in at #8 on the list, as 66% of residents believe North Dakota is the best state in which to live.  We truly ARE the best, don’tcha think?

Townsquare Media-Bismarck

 Here is the rest of the list: 

  1. Montana - 77%
  2. Alaska - 77%
  3. Utah - 70%
  4. Wyoming - 69%
  5. Texas - 68%
  6. Hawaii - 68%
  7. New Hampshire - 67%
  8. North Dakota - 66%
  9. Colorado - 65%
  10. Vermont - 61%
  11. Oregon - 61%
  12. Minnesota - 61%

As for the bottom 10 …

  • Rhode Island - 18%
  • Illinois - 19%
  • Mississippi - 26%
  • Louisiana - 27%
  • Michigan - 28%
  • New Mexico - 28%
  • New Jersey - 28%
  • Maryland - 29%
  • Missouri - 29%
  • Connecticut - 31% (Gallup)