What is South Dakota thankful for?

RAPID CITY, S.D.—With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to take a step back and think about what to be thankful for— Family. Shelter. A good meal—What are people thankful for the most? It depends on who you ask.

AT&T went through 72,000 tweets across America to find out what each state is most thankful for by analyzing what people are saying. Words like “God” and “family” were at the top of the list across the states.

In total they looked at 11,707,435 words and this is what they found:

  • “Love,” “happy,” “beautiful,” and “great” were among the list of top things people are thankful for.
  • The most popular phrases were “to see another,” “for another day,” and “blessed to have.”
  • 10 times as many tweets had the word “family” in them than “money” (Good on you, America).

The Midwest had lots of tweets tagged #family, #happy, and #love. So, what has South Dakota been tweeting the most about? Here is what they found:

#baby, #love, #home, #family and #Sioux. 

These are all things to be thankful for. What is the rest of the U.S. tweeting about?

Northeast— #actors and #rehearsals made an appearance in their top 100 words, but there were also many mentions of #hard work, #no days off, #grinding, and #strive.

Southern States— #life was among the South’s list of words southerners repeatedly gave praise to. #love and #family appeared in the top 15 hashtags.

Southwest— Tags like #meditation, #art, and #Houston were some interesting finds. Houston is one of the largest cities in the south. Texas is one of the top ten yoga-loving states in the nation. #Texas also made the top ten list, which isn’t too surprising.

Western U.S.— The Wild West is all about feeling #blessed. People in the West used #blessed twice as much as #grateful or #thankful. The second most popular hashtag was #pnw, standing for Pacific Northwest. Other words like #photography, #love, #adventure and #explore were at the top of the list. The west is known for its breathtaking scenery including California’s beaches and multiple national parks.

This seems to be a great representation of what people are thankful for across the U.S., what are you thankful for? To view the full report from AT&T, click HERE.




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