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10 U.S. States With The Most Couch Potatoes

From, June 15, 2015

America is a land of couch potatoes. Every day millions of Americans enjoy their free time—and meal time—from the comfort of their sofas or recliners. Some play video games in homes littered with pizza crusts and empty Mountain Dew cans. Others watch daytime soap operas while digging around at the bottom of a cardboard bucket for the last, cold piece of fried chicken. All the while, thousands of unused NordicTracks slowly rust in the garage.

While this couch potato lifestyle is very much a national phenomenon, there are states where people embrace it more fervently than others. Here at Estately real estate search we ranked each state using eight separate metrics and then averaged those to create our final rankings. Couch potatoes are found in the greatest abundance in Ohio, while Hawaii is home to the fewest.


As you can see, America’s “couch potato belt” is largely made up of states from the South and the Rust Belt. To get a better picture of the geographical differences for each of the eight metrics we used check out the maps below.

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West Virginia residents have the idiot box on an average of 3 hours, 37 minutes per day, nearly double that of Wyoming. And if you think West Virginians are just watching more educational documentaries than the rest of us then the next map will shoot that theory down.

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Only 1.14% of California Facebook users express interest in any of the four most popular daytime soap operas, and a good number of those may just be actors posting about auditions. A whopping 7.94% of West Virginians express interest in The Young and the Restless, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, or Days of our Lives....

READ ... 10 U.S. States With The Most Couch Potatoes


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