Missourians seem to be very fond of 1980s pop culture.
“Dirty Dancing,” “The Breakfast Club,” Van Halen and Madonna all seem to place high on Missouri residents’ Facebook pages.
That has led to Missouri being ranked as the No. 5 state that loves the 1980s the most, according real estate search site Estately.
Estately looked at Facebook user data to determine which states had the most interest in 15 bands, movies, TV shows, people and pop culture icons that most represented the 1980s.
At the top of the list was Kentucky, followed by Tennessee, Indiana and West Virginia.
Kansas, with strong interests in “Dirty Dancing,” “The Breakfast Club” and “Miami Vice,” ranked 14th.
Kansans were second in the nation with their interest in Atari, prompting the blog to ask, “Is it true that Kansas high schools allow students to play Frogger to earn P.E. credit?”
For Missouri, the blog notes: “Instead of Casual Fridays, employers in Missouri demand employees wear Cosby sweaters on alternating Thursdays.”
The blog found that Missourians love Ronald Reagan more than Van Halen. In Kansas, that love was equal.
Meanwhile, Missourians prefer Van Halen more than Madonna, while Kansans love Madonna more.
You’re also more likely to find reruns of “The Golden Girls” rather than “Dallas” and “The Cosby Show” on TVs in both states.
To see the study’s results, go to Estately’s blog.
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