Utah Named Nerdiest State in the US by Study Mapping Sci-fi and Anime Fans

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Utah is the nerdiest place to be in the US – and Washington, D.C. is the least, according to a study by Estately. The real estate search engine analyzed Facebook users’ data (this must have been before the GDPR kicked in) to see which percentage of users said on their profiles that they were interested in the 12 criteria below. 

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Image credit: Estately

The following 12 interests were used as criteria for the study:

  1. Star Trek:  The Next Generation
  2. Cosplay
  3. Harry Potter
  4. Star Wars
  5. Anime Movies
  6. Dungeons & Dragons
  7. LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing)
  8. Doctor Who
  9. Fantasy Lit
  10. Lord of the Rings
  11. Magic:  The Gathering
  12. Comic Books

The numbers in the chart below represent a state’s overall rank for per capita interest in each of the 12 subjects. States are ranked from most nerdy to least nerdy.

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Image credit: Estately


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