'Star Wars': America Divided on Which Character Is the Best

A breakdown of popularity by state reveals only Maine loves Rey most and Darth Vader rules in Washington, D.C.

We really are truly a nation divided.

In honor of Star Wars Day, the team at Ranker Insights has prepared some data for Heat Vision about the most popular Star Wars characters, and has even broken them down on a state-by-state basis.

First, here’s the most popular:

1. Obi-Wan Kenobi
2. Darth Vader
3. Han Solo
4. Yoda
5. R2-D2
6. Chewbacca
7. Luke Skywalker
8. Leia Organa
9. Boba Fett
10. Darth Maul

No. 1 is a little surprising. Who knew Darth Vader or Han Solo would play second fiddle to Obi-Wan? And Luke and Leia don’t even crack the top 5?.  

Now, check out which character is is most popular, by state.

A few notable findings: Maine is the only state where Rey rules and Montana is the only Darth Maul stronghold. The West Coast is fixated on Han Solo, while Washington, D.C. is among the places where Darth Vader is lord (perhaps appropriate, as Steve Bannon did once reveal his admiration for the Sith lord.)

Here’s the full state-by-state breakdown:

Alabama: R2-D2

Alaska: R2-D2

Arizona: Han Solo

Arkansas: Darth Vader

California: Han Solo

Colorado: Han Solo

Connecticut: Darth Vader

Delaware: Darth Vader

Florida: Darth Vader

Georgia: Han Solo

Hawaii: Yoda

Idaho: Darth Vader

Illinois: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Indiana: Han Solo

Iowa: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Kansas: Boba Fett

Kentucky: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Louisiana: Luke Skywalker

Maine: Rey

Maryland: Darth Vader

Massachusetts: Leia Organa

Michigan: Luke Skywalker

Minnesota: Darth Vader

Mississippi: Yoda

Missouri: Han Solo

Montana: Darth Maul

Nebraska: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Nevada: Han Solo

New Hampshire: Leia Organa

New Jersey: Yoda

New Mexico: Darth Vader

New York: Yoda

North Carolina: Darth Vader

North Dakota: Chewbacca

Ohio: Luke Skywalker

Oklahoma: Boba Fett

Oregon: Han Solo

Pennsylvania: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Rhode Island: Boba Fett

South Carolina: Luke Skywalker

South Dakota: Chewbacca

Tennessee: Yoda

Texas: Darth Vader

Utah: Chewbacca

Vermont: Chewbacca

Virginia: Darth Vader

Washington: Obi-Wan Kenobi

West Virginia: Obi-Wan Kenobi

Wisconsin: Luke Skywalker

Wyoming: Yoda

Washington, DC: Darth Vader

Source: Hollywood

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