LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Midterm elections are coming up, and broader discussions about race relations are being had across the continental U.S.

WalletHub took a look at the best and worst states for racial equality in civic engagement for 2022. Their study took into account the racial discrepancies between categories like single-parent households, voter-turnout rate, and share of veterans.

According to the study, WalletHub showed Kentucky ranked seventh in overall civic racial equality out of 48 states studied and the District of Columbia. Categorically, Kentucky ranked:

  • 34th in share of single-parent households
  • 30th in share of adult population on parole
  • First in share of veterans
  • First in volunteer rate
  • 22nd in voter-turnout rate
Source: WalletHub

With a total score of 79.94 out of 100, Kentucky finished behind:

  • New Mexico (91.79)
  • Wyoming (88.97)
  • Utah (82.26)
  • California (81.14)
  • Montana (80.86)
  • Arizona (80.86)