Science Claims Iowa Is Really Average Looking
Some very smart people over at Zippa usually create fun rankings of states. They have had the best states to live in, the most fun states, and many others, but they held nothing back with this one. They ranked states based on how attractive they are.
Spoiler Alert... Iowa ranked pretty low which I find offensive!
Apparently, looks are important to many. About 64% of Americans said the first thing they notice about someone is how attractive they are. While we aren't in the top 10 for looks here in Iowa, at least we avoided the bottom 10.
The Accused Bottom 5 Ugliest States were:
46. South Carolina
Now, let's take a look at those elite states I guess...
The top 5 most attractive states were:
1. New Jersey
5. New York
Now, where does Iowa Fall on this list?
Iowa ranked number 38, while our neighbors in Minnesota ranked 19th and Illinois ranked 21st! Those are the higher ones. South Dakota ranked 22nd, Wisconsin ranked 33rd, and Nebraska was 35th.
As an Iowan, those results hurt a bit, but congratulations to Illinois for being more attractive than us. Still, we both ranked pretty low on the list meaning our states are average.
These results may seem superficial, but there is apparently some science behind them. Zippa stated how they got their info,
We ranked each state in 5 categories:
- Interest in hair, clothes, and other grooming
- Obesity rates
- Percent of residents who are physically active
- Average Income
- STD rates
They also shared some other results from their study.
That just begs the question of which states are the most attractive. Well, we’ve got the answer. We found the states where people are the least obese, have high activity levels and don’t have STDs.
How high did your state rank?
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