Surprise? Utah really likes show tunes!
Viewers of Big Love won't be surprised by the state of Utah's love of wholesome, family-oriented music from the the history of Broadway. (Mormons are 60 percent of the state's population).
Blue states love regional music
Of the 26 states identified as primarily Democratic, 42 percent had a regional style of music -- dancehall from Jamaica, Norteno, Hawaiian -- as their favorite. Who knew that Floridians love Cuban music? Okay, everyone -- but did you know that Connecticut loves dancehall?
... but that doesn't explain why Alaska and Washington state love Hawaiian music so much
We're going to assume it's because Olympia, Wash., and Bettles, Alaska, have 600 tiki bars each. (Not verified.)
New York's love of dancehall is the largest geographical distance between a genre's home and the state that loves it
While everyone knows Crown Heights loves its dancehall -- what about the Finger Lakes? It's 1,713 miles from Kingston to Albany. (Wait, did we just accidentally title a dancehall/country song?)
Oregon is the only state of any political affiliation that likes comedy more than a musical style
Oregonians prefer to commute to the sounds of "today's comedy" over more traditional choices (like Nevada's preference for "lowrider oldies").
Texas love Tejano, Illinois loves Chicago blues, Maryland loves Baltimore club music, the Carolinas love Carolina beach music, Hawaii loves Hawaiian, Michigan loves Motown and Louisiana loves Cajun and zydeco
Yeah, these aren't super shocking. (And no, we have no idea what "Carolina beach music" is.)