Wyoming is the state with the lowest frequency of prejudiced tweets, according to Abodo.com—a site focused on helping people in apartment searches.
Abodo looked at 154 keywords that included derogatory slurs as well as neutral language to describe various groups. The list of words analyzed can be found here. They then analyzed tweets from June 2014 to December 2015 to see how often people from each state used those terms.
Wyoming has the lowest frequency of derogatory tweets with only 120 per 100,000 tweets. Montana was a close second with 121 derogatory tweets per 100,000. Vermont took third place with 176 derogatory tweets per 100,000.
On the other end of the spectrum, Louisiana took the title with the highest frequency of derogatory tweets with 1,155 derogatory tweets per 100,000—nearly ten times the rate seen in Wyoming. Nevada has the second most (929 per 100,000) followed by Texas in third (925 per 100,000).
When looking at the specifics, there wasn’t enough data to rank Wyoming in many categories including: anti-black tweets, anti-Hispanic tweets, anti-transgender tweets, neutral and positive language about transgender people, derogatory language against cognitively disabled people, anti-overweight tweets, neutral or positive language about overweight people.
The analysis is part Abodo’s Best Places to Live series.