If you didn’t already know that Saturday is Star Wars Day, then this story is going to be extra surprising for you as you sit on the dark side. But, this is the way.

If you do know that May the 4th is a holiday almost as important as Christmas and you argue with your friends about whether the next holiday is Revenge of the 5th or 6th (I think it’s Revenge of the 6th because that sounds more like Sith and the 5th is already Cinco de Mayo) then you are part of the reason for the results in this study.

The Biggest Star Wars Fans Live in Utah, California, Idaho, and Washington

I’m not saying I’m the biggest Star Wars fan, but I do have 4 lightsabers and during the COVID-19 pandemic I did wear my Stormtrooper helmet at home while working and the full outfit as I walked around town.

But this story isn’t just about me having the high ground, it’s about everyone else who, like me, loves to celebrate Star Wars. The results based on data gathered from Google searches show that Utah is filled with nerds. They scored a solid 100 in the ranking for the last 5 years, but California has seen a steady increase for the last 3 years and so has Idaho.

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Idaho beats California in the Star Wars love list, ranking second in the United States (and probably the entire empire) with a score of 84 this year. California is close, with the 5th highest ranking in 2024 and the 7th highest over the last 5 years.

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Washington State has seen a decline in Star Wars faith over the last 2 years, which is disturbing.

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California, Idaho, and Utah were all specifically pointed out in the story from Bookies. They talk about the consistency of Utah and the steady climb of Idaho toward the top. California got a paragraph of respect from the author and a prediction that California might one day move from Padawan to Master.

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