Which State Best Represents America as a Whole? Iowa Ranks___
With the primaries going on, there's a lot of talk about which states best represent America as a whole. So a new study ranked all 50 states according to how 'American' they are.
Researchers looked at about 30 factors, like age, diversity, income, unemployment, religion, and party affiliation.
When the study was complete, the state that most-represents America as a whole is our neighbors to the east: Illinois.
But how did Iowa finish? Out of 50 US states, Iowa finished #17 out of 50.
The top ten are
- North Carolina
The LEAST-representative state is Vermont. It's followed by Mississippi, Utah, West Virginia, and Massachusetts.