Which U.S. States Are The ‘Most American’
Estately ranked each of the U.S. states in order of how American it is. They used a unscientific mathematical and data analysis to make their rankings. They used these eight indicators to make their rankings.
- Bald eagles per square mile (source: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
- Olympic gold medals won, per capita (source: I.O.C)
- Astronauts born in each state, per capita (source: Wikipedia)
- Fast food restaurants, per capita (source: Yellow Pages)
- Total Major League Baseball players born in each state (source: Baseball Reference)
- Percentage of homes with firearms (source: BRFSS)
- Percentage of Facebook users in each state expressing interest in the “United States of America” (source: Facebook)
- Google searches for “Bin Laden dead” (source: Google Trends)
Iowa came in at number one as the 'Most American' state in the country.
Nevada was the least American state in the country.
Maine came in a shockingly low number 36 on the list. Maine came in 9th with bald eagles per square mile. What hurt Maine's rankings were coming in 46th in fast food restaurants per capita and 40th in Olympic gold medals won per capita.
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