Pennsylvania is one of the brightest states in the country. New Jersey is a little late, but not too far, according to a new Zippia survey.
So first, what does it really mean to be “awake”? It has been defined by Merriam-Webster as being “aware and actively attentive to important facts and problems (especially questions of justice)”.
So Zippia says it took six factors into account when ranking states – this included: the number of participants in the BLM protest, the number of BLM protests in total, the number of citizens voting, the levels of education and the amount of organic farms and kombucha consumption. .
Pennsylvania therefore placed 11th, while New Jersey landed at 19 on Zippia’s list.
According to Zippia, the percentage of protesters in Pennsylvania was 3.1%, but they had a significant number of protests with 1,656. The turnout was just over 52% in the state. So Pennsylvania probably needs more voters.
Meanwhile, according to Zippia, the percentage of protesters in New Jersey was only 1.9% (with 893 protests). Our turnout was just under half in total … at 48%.
The good thing is that Pennsylvania and New Jersey are considered quite awake compared to the rest of the United States!
The least awakened state in the country, by the way, was Arkansas. Most awake? Zippia says it’s Oregon.