America — land of the free, home of the brave — loves its emojis. Nearly 74% of Americans report using an emoji every single day.
Now we have the U.S. Emoji Report to break down exactly which emojis are the most popular in each state, according to a study by SwiftKey. The company dug into its data and analyzed more than a billion aggregate emojis to learn how people use them across the U.S.
It turns out that Californians are really into the taxi emoji, with sushi, ramen, and lemon following closely behind. Their east coast peers, meanwhile, are more into volcanoes (Maine), and the Statue of Liberty (New York). Hawaii is all about the little surfing man. Little surprise there. More interestingly, Hawaii is also the top user of the basketball emoji.
Read more about the study and its results here.