More stats on patriotism 80% of the military comes from the red states. 60% come from towns or counties with populations less than 100,000. The second figure takes into account the fact that even the soldiers from blue states tend to come from the red counties of that state. Since the war started, recruiting is down in the blue states but up in the red. Red states have lower average unemployment than blue states so there goes they need a job theory. Also, the statement that over 50% of the country is registered democrats is entirely void of factual basis. Even in blue state Illinois most registered voters do not have a preference listed. It is not required to list one and in fact most voters identify themselves as independant.