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Utah outstrips the rest in terms of ‘Star Wars’ fandom on Google

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Posted at 5:15 PM, Dec 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-18 09:40:58-05

SALT LAKE CITY — With excitement peaking for the next “Star Wars” movie, The Washington Post took a look at Google Trends to figure out which state has the most people who are nuts for the sci-fi franchise.

According to the Washington Post, Utahns were by far the most likely people to be Googling Star Wars-related topics between December 10 and December 17. The next closest competitor was California, but, even still: People in the Beehive State were 25 percent more likely than those in California to Google Star Wars topics.

An image posted by the Washington Post color-codes the data, with Utah showing up nearly black as a result of the high level of interest. Click here for the complete report from Washington Post.

Screen capture courtesy Washington Post.

Screen capture courtesy Washington Post.