A new study ranks Nevada as a top state for people refusing to wear masks.
The ranking is based on geotagged Twitter data in the last month (30 days). The website Survival At Home tracked "anti-mask" tweets and hashtags and ranked the top states who refuse to wear masks based on that data.
Hashtags such as #nomask, #burnyourmask, #nomasks, #antimask, #iwillnotcomply, and more were tracked. In total, the company says over 150,000 tweets were tracked.
The study found pockets of anti-mask activity all across the United States, however, the upper northeast (outside of Maine) is the most pro-mask region, according to the Twitter data.
Nevada was ranked second on the list for states with "anti-mask" tweets.
The top 10 states with the most anti-mask activity are as follows:
- South Carolina
Keep in mind, this is only tracking the anti-mask tweets. Tweets in favor of wearing masks (pro-mask activity) far outweigh the anti-mask sentiment in each state, the company says.
For more information on how geotagged tweets are tracked, click here.
A full view of the map can be seen here.