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Net Neutrality - New Map Shows #StopTheFCC Support by State

Sperling's BestPlaces collected 145,000 #StopTheFCC tweets from November 24 to December 14 and analyzed them.

Each of the geolocated tweets was mapped to determine the number of tweets per state. Using this data, the research firm generated a choropleth map showing the number of tweets per capita (100,000 people).

For a high-res image of the map, contact cartographer Nick Arnold at nick@bestplaces.net

Full rankings and data:

#StopTheFCC Support by State

Rank State Tweets per 100k Pop. Tweet Count Population
1District of Columbia320.331872584,400
2West Virginia72.5213351,840,802
3Oregon56.8321383,761,925
4Massachusetts50.3632626,477,096
5New York49.28947719,229,752
6Colorado44.9121954,887,061
7Nevada43.0311332,633,331
8Washington42.7028026,561,297
9California41.951537036,637,290
10Vermont38.13238624,258
11Illinois37.54478512,745,359
12New Jersey37.5332738,721,577
13Florida36.36673118,511,620
14Rhode Island35.973801,056,389
15Maryland35.3420135,696,423
16Maine34.654601,327,665
17Alaska32.99228691,189
18Arizona32.7720476,246,816
19Missouri32.3019135,922,314
20New Mexico30.456132,013,122
21Texas30.45740224,311,891
22Pennsylvania30.11379812,612,705
23Minnesota30.0515755,241,914
24Michigan29.9529819,952,687
25Tennessee29.2518246,234,968
26Utah28.797652,657,236
27Ohio28.73330811,512,431
28Iowa28.558613,016,267
29Connecticut26.439373,545,837
30Wyoming25.84141545,579
31North Carolina25.3623519,271,178
32Wisconsin25.1314175,637,947
33Indiana25.1016116,417,398
34Hawaii24.603281,333,591
35Montana23.41228973,739
36Nebraska22.234001,799,125
37New Hampshire22.222921,313,939
38Delaware21.11186881,278
39Kentucky20.988994,285,828
40Virginia19.4815267,835,577
41Idaho19.392961,526,797
42South Carolina18.938544,511,428
43Georgia18.3817409,468,815
44Oklahoma17.886573,675,339
45North Dakota16.97112659,858
46Alabama16.237654,712,651
47Arkansas14.834262,872,684
48Louisiana14.386374,429,940
49Kansas14.354032,809,329
50South Dakota14.01112799,462
51Mississippi8.572522,941,991

About Sperling's BestPlaces

Sperling's BestPlaces (www.bestplaces.net) is the nation's premier source for demographic and place data. Founded by author and researcher Bert Sperling over thirty years ago, BestPlaces helps over two million users a month make informed decisions about the best places for them to live, work, and retire. Bert's best selling books "Cities Ranked and Rated" and "Best Places to Raise Your Family" are published by John Wiley & Sons and he was tagged as the "The Guy Who Picks the Best Places" by the New York Times. Sperling's BestPlaces is responsible for more "Best Places" studies and research than any other single organization.