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{{wikipedia|User:SiBr4/2001 NAVA state/provincial flag survey}}
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In 2001, the {{w|North American Vexillological Association}} (NAVA) asked visitors of its website to give their opinion on 72 subnational and territorial flags of the [[United States]] and [[Canada]]. 100 NAVA members and over 300 non-members ranked the 72 flags on a scale of 0 to 10 (worst to best).
   
In 2001, the {{w|North American Vexillological Association}} asked visitors of their website to give their opinion on the 72 subnational flags of the [[United States]] and [[Canada]]. 100 NAVA members and over 300 other people ranked these flags on a scale of 0 to 10 (worst to best). The following gallery shows the results of that survey, with in parentheses the average score.
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Included in the survey are the flags of the following entities:
 
Included are the flags of:
 
 
* The [[United States#States and federal district|50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia]];
 
* The [[United States#States and federal district|50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia]];
 
* The [[United States#Territories|five inhabited U.S. insular areas]];
 
* The [[United States#Territories|five inhabited U.S. insular areas]];
* Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, two independent {{w|associated state}}s of the United States (the third, Palau, is not included);
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* Micronesia and the Marshall Islands, two of three independent states that are in {{w|Compact of Free Association|free association}} with the United States (the third, {{w|Flag of Palau|Palau}}, is not included);
 
* The [[Canada#Subdivisions|13 Canadian provinces and territories]];
 
* The [[Canada#Subdivisions|13 Canadian provinces and territories]];
 
* The Canadian region of Labrador (the province of [[Newfoundland and Labrador]] was named "Newfoundland" until 2001, though Labrador was already a part of it).
 
* The Canadian region of Labrador (the province of [[Newfoundland and Labrador]] was named "Newfoundland" until 2001, though Labrador was already a part of it).
   
Note that Georgia, which ended in last place in the survey, changed [[Georgia (USA state)|its flag]] in 2003. [[Louisiana|Louisiana's flag]] was modified in 2006 and 2010, and [[Utah|Utah's flag]] in 2011.
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[[Georgia (USA state)|Georgia]], which ended in last place in the survey, adopted a new flag in 2003. Smaller changes were made to [[Louisiana|Louisiana's flag]] in 2006 and 2010, and to [[Utah|Utah's flag]] in 2011.
 
Source: [http://www.nava.org/flag-design/survey/state-provincial-survey-2001 NAVA's website]
 
   
 
==Results==
 
==Results==
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The following gallery shows the results of the survey. The average score of each flag is listed in parentheses.
 
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<gallery widths="150" bordercolor="#000">
File:2000px-Flag of New Mexico.svg.png|1. [[New Mexico]] (8.61)
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File:Flag of New Mexico.svg|1. [[New Mexico]] (8.61)
File:Flag of Texas.svg.png|2. [[Texas]] (8.13)
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File:Flag of Texas.svg|2. [[Texas]] (8.13)
 
File:Flag of Quebec.svg|3. [[Quebec]] (8.04)
 
File:Flag of Quebec.svg|3. [[Quebec]] (8.04)
File:2000px-Flag of Maryland svg.svg|4. [[Maryland]] (7.97)
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File:Flag of Maryland.svg|4. [[Maryland]] (7.97)
File:Flag of Alaska.svg.png|5. [[Alaska]] (7.96)
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File:Flag of Alaska.svg|5. [[Alaska]] (7.96)
File:Flag of Arizona.svg.png|6. [[Arizona]] (7.92)
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File:Flag of Arizona.svg|6. [[Arizona]] (7.92)
 
File:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg|7. [[Puerto Rico]] (7.66)
 
File:Flag of Puerto Rico.svg|7. [[Puerto Rico]] (7.66)
File:2000px-Flag of Washington, D C svg.png|8. [[District of Columbia]] (7.48)
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File:Flag of Washington, D.C..svg|8. [[District of Columbia]] (7.48)
File:Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg|9. [[Marshall Islands]] (7.19)
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File:Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg|9. {{w|Flag of the Marshall Islands|Marshall Islands}} (7.19)
File:Flag of South Carolina.svg.png|10. [[South Carolina]] (7.16)
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File:Flag of South Carolina.svg|10. [[South Carolina]] (7.16)
File:Flag of Hawaii.svg.png|11. [[Hawaii]] (7.15)
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File:Flag of Hawaii.svg|11. [[Hawaii]] (7.15)
 
File:Flag of Nova Scotia.svg|12. [[Nova Scotia]] (7.06)
 
File:Flag of Nova Scotia.svg|12. [[Nova Scotia]] (7.06)
File:Flag of California.svg.png|13. [[California]] (7.00)
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File:Flag of California.svg|13. [[California]] (7.00)
File:2000px-Flag of Tennessee.svg.png|14. [[Tennessee]] (6.98)
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File:Flag of Tennessee.svg|14. [[Tennessee]] (6.98)
File:Flag of Ohio.svg.png|15. [[Ohio]] (6.87)
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File:Flag of Ohio.svg|15. [[Ohio]] (6.87)
File:Flag of Colorado.svg.png|16. [[Colorado]] (6.83)
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File:Flag of Colorado.svg|16. [[Colorado]] (6.83)
 
File:Flag of Nunavut.svg|17. [[Nunavut]] (6.72)
 
File:Flag of Nunavut.svg|17. [[Nunavut]] (6.72)
 
File:Flag of New Brunswick.svg|18. [[New Brunswick]] (6.68)
 
File:Flag of New Brunswick.svg|18. [[New Brunswick]] (6.68)
File:Flag of Micronesia.svg|19. [[Federated States of Micronesia|F. S. Micronesia]] (6.45)
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File:Flag of Micronesia.svg|19. {{w|Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia|F. S. Micronesia}} (6.45)
 
File:Flag of Labrador.svg|20. [[Newfoundland and Labrador#Flag of Labrador|Labrador]] (6.45)
 
File:Flag of Labrador.svg|20. [[Newfoundland and Labrador#Flag of Labrador|Labrador]] (6.45)
 
File:Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg|21. [[Prince Edward Island]] (6.30)
 
File:Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg|21. [[Prince Edward Island]] (6.30)
File:Flag of Mississippi.svg.png|22. [[Mississippi]] (6.30)
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File:Flag of Mississippi.svg|22. [[Mississippi]] (6.30)
File:Flag of Wyoming.svg.png|23. [[Wyoming]] (6.28)
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File:Flag of Wyoming.svg|23. [[Wyoming]] (6.28)
 
File:Flag of British Columbia.svg|24. [[British Columbia]] (6.28)
 
File:Flag of British Columbia.svg|24. [[British Columbia]] (6.28)
 
File:Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg|25. [[Newfoundland and Labrador|Newfoundland]] (6.24)
 
File:Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg|25. [[Newfoundland and Labrador|Newfoundland]] (6.24)
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File:Flag of American Samoa.svg|27. [[American Samoa]] (6.16)
 
File:Flag of American Samoa.svg|27. [[American Samoa]] (6.16)
 
File:Flag of Rhode Island.svg|28. [[Rhode Island]] (6.12)
 
File:Flag of Rhode Island.svg|28. [[Rhode Island]] (6.12)
File:Flag of Alabama.svg.png|29. [[Alabama]] (6.06)
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File:Flag of Alabama.svg|29. [[Alabama]] (6.06)
 
File:Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg|30. [[Northwest Territories]] (5.89)
 
File:Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg|30. [[Northwest Territories]] (5.89)
 
File:Flag of Yukon.svg|31. [[Yukon]] (5.86)
 
File:Flag of Yukon.svg|31. [[Yukon]] (5.86)
File:Flag of Indiana.svg.png|32. [[Indiana]] (5.77)
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File:Flag of Indiana.svg|32. [[Indiana]] (5.77)
 
File:Flag of North Carolina.svg|33. [[North Carolina]] (5.34)
 
File:Flag of North Carolina.svg|33. [[North Carolina]] (5.34)
 
File:Flag of Florida.svg|34. [[Florida]] (5.17)
 
File:Flag of Florida.svg|34. [[Florida]] (5.17)
 
File:Flag of Alberta.svg|35. [[Alberta]] (5.00)
 
File:Flag of Alberta.svg|35. [[Alberta]] (5.00)
File:Flag of Louisiana 1912.svg|36. [[Louisiana]] (4.98)
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File:Flag of Louisiana 1912.svg|36. [[Louisiana]] (4.98) (since changed)
 
File:Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg|37. [[United States Virgin Islands|Virgin Islands]] (4.94)
 
File:Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg|37. [[United States Virgin Islands|Virgin Islands]] (4.94)
 
File:Flag of Massachusetts.svg|38. [[Massachusetts]] (4.78)
 
File:Flag of Massachusetts.svg|38. [[Massachusetts]] (4.78)
File:Flag of Oklahoma.svg.png|39. [[Oklahoma]] (4.78)
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File:Flag of Oklahoma.svg|39. [[Oklahoma]] (4.78)
 
File:Flag of Guam.svg|40. [[Guam]] (4.77)
 
File:Flag of Guam.svg|40. [[Guam]] (4.77)
 
File:Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg|41. [[Northern Mariana Islands|N. Mariana Islands]] (4.73)
 
File:Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg|41. [[Northern Mariana Islands|N. Mariana Islands]] (4.73)
File:2000px-Flag of Iowa.svg.png|42. [[Iowa]] (4.72)
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File:Flag of Iowa.svg|42. [[Iowa]] (4.72)
 
File:Flag of Ontario.svg|43. [[Ontario]] (4.64)
 
File:Flag of Ontario.svg|43. [[Ontario]] (4.64)
 
File:Flag of Manitoba.svg|44. [[Manitoba]] (4.60)
 
File:Flag of Manitoba.svg|44. [[Manitoba]] (4.60)
File:2000px-Flag of Arkansas.svg.png|45. [[Arkansas]] (4.59)
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File:Flag of Arkansas.svg|45. [[Arkansas]] (4.59)
File:2000px-Flag of New Jersey.svg.png|46. [[New Jersey]] (4.57)
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File:Flag of New Jersey.svg|46. [[New Jersey]] (4.57)
 
File:Flag of Washington.svg|47. [[Washington]] (4.53)
 
File:Flag of Washington.svg|47. [[Washington]] (4.53)
File:2000px-Flag of Missouri.svg.png|48. [[Missouri]] (4.50)
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File:Flag of Missouri.svg|48. [[Missouri]] (4.50)
File:Flag of Illinois.svg.png|49. [[Illinois]] (4.38)
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File:Flag of Illinois.svg|49. [[Illinois]] (4.38)
 
File:Flag of Connecticut.svg|50. [[Connecticut]] (4.32)
 
File:Flag of Connecticut.svg|50. [[Connecticut]] (4.32)
File:Flag of West Virginia.svg.png|51. [[West Virginia]] (4.16)
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File:Flag of West Virginia.svg|51. [[West Virginia]] (4.16)
File:2000px-Flag of Delaware.svg.png|52. [[Delaware]] (4.08)
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File:Flag of Delaware.svg|52. [[Delaware]] (4.08)
 
File:Flag of New York.svg|53. [[New York]] (3.93)
 
File:Flag of New York.svg|53. [[New York]] (3.93)
 
File:Flag of Virginia.svg|54. [[Virginia]] (3.93)
 
File:Flag of Virginia.svg|54. [[Virginia]] (3.93)
File:Flag of Nevada.svg.png|55. [[Nevada]] (3.88)
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File:Flag of Nevada.svg|55. [[Nevada]] (3.88)
 
File:Flag of North Dakota.svg|56. [[North Dakota]] (3.69)
 
File:Flag of North Dakota.svg|56. [[North Dakota]] (3.69)
File:Pennsylvania Flag.png|57. [[Pennsylvania]] (3.69)
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File:Flag of Pennsylvania.svg|57. [[Pennsylvania]] (3.69)
File:Flag of Utah (1913-2011).svg|58. [[Utah]] (3.47)
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File:Flag of Utah (1913-2011).svg|58. [[Utah]] (3.47) (since changed)
 
File:Flag of Michigan.svg|59. [[Michigan]] (3.46)
 
File:Flag of Michigan.svg|59. [[Michigan]] (3.46)
 
File:Flag of Maine.svg|60. [[Maine]] (3.39)
 
File:Flag of Maine.svg|60. [[Maine]] (3.39)
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File:Flag of Oregon -obverse-.svg|62. [[Oregon]] (3.30)
 
File:Flag of Oregon -obverse-.svg|62. [[Oregon]] (3.30)
 
File:Flag of New Hampshire.svg|63. [[New Hampshire]] (3.18)
 
File:Flag of New Hampshire.svg|63. [[New Hampshire]] (3.18)
File:Flag of Idaho.svg.png|64. [[Idaho]] (3.17)
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File:Flag of Idaho.svg|64. [[Idaho]] (3.17)
 
File:Flag of Wisconsin.svg|65. [[Wisconsin]] (3.16)
 
File:Flag of Wisconsin.svg|65. [[Wisconsin]] (3.16)
File:2000px-Flag of Kentucky.svg.png|66. [[Kentucky]] (3.16)
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File:Flag of Kentucky.svg|66. [[Kentucky]] (3.16)
File:Flag of Minnesota.svg.png|67. [[Minnesota]] (3.13)
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File:Flag of Minnesota.svg|67. [[Minnesota]] (3.13)
File:2000px-Flag of South Dakota.svg.png|68. [[South Dakota]] (3.12)
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File:Flag of South Dakota.svg|68. [[South Dakota]] (3.12)
File:Flag of Kansas.svg.png|69. [[Kansas]] (3.01)
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File:Flag of Kansas.svg|69. [[Kansas]] (3.01)
File:Flag of Montana.svg.png|70. [[Montana]] (3.00)
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File:Flag of Montana.svg|70. [[Montana]] (3.00)
File:Flag of Nebraska.svg.png|71. [[Nebraska]] (2.98)
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File:Flag of Nebraska.svg|71. [[Nebraska]] (2.98)
File:Georgia State Flag 2001-2003.png|72. [[Georgia (USA state)|Georgia]] (2.36)
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File:Georgia State Flag 2001-2003.png|72. [[Georgia (USA state)|Georgia]] (2.36) (since changed)
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
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==External links==
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*[https://www.pdcnet.org/85257D7A006284F7/file/AA3EE514B93920A7C1257DD4005EE804/$FILE/raven_2001_0008_0000_0012_0039.pdf Full-length article] from [https://www.pdcnet.org/raven/free ''Raven: A Journal of Vexillology'']
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*[https://nava.org/digital-library/design/surveys/2001-State-Provincial-Flag-Survey.pdf Summary on NAVA's website]
 
[[Category:Articles]]
 
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[[Category:NAVA]]

Latest revision as of 10:54, December 20, 2016

Flag of NAVA

The flag of NAVA

In 2001, the North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) asked visitors of its website to give their opinion on 72 subnational and territorial flags of the United States and Canada. 100 NAVA members and over 300 non-members ranked the 72 flags on a scale of 0 to 10 (worst to best).

Included in the survey are the flags of the following entities:

Georgia, which ended in last place in the survey, adopted a new flag in 2003. Smaller changes were made to Louisiana's flag in 2006 and 2010, and to Utah's flag in 2011.

ResultsEdit

The following gallery shows the results of the survey. The average score of each flag is listed in parentheses.

External linksEdit

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