The 15 States Least Friendly to Redheads — Including Colorado

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We Coloradan like to think of ourselves as among the most tolerant and accepting people in these United States.

But according to the folks at Estately, there's a common prejudice to which we may be susceptible — and it's a particularly bad one on St. Patrick's Day.

An antipathy for...redheads.

For reasons that make sense given the site's previous list of the top ten U.S. cities for douchebags, the Estately crew set out to determine which states are the most and least redhead-friendly using the following criteria:

1. Fewest number of clear, sunny days on average (Got to keep our freckled friends safe from ultraviolet rays).

2. Percentage of Facebook users with interest in pro-redhead sites, issues, holidays, celebrations, etc.

3. Percentage of Facebook users expressing interest in these 26 famous American redheads: Thomas Jefferson, Bonnie Raitt, Axl Rose, Carol Burnett, Chuck Norris, Emma Stone, Conan O’Brien, Jenny Lewis, Louis C.K., Julianne Moore, Malcolm X, Kathy Griffin, Mario Batali, Sylvia Plath, Mark Twain, Shirley MacLaine, Blake Griffin, Lucille Ball, Beaker (the muppet), Christina Hendricks, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jessica Chastain, Dwight Eisenhower, and Susan Sarandon.

4. Local businesses with “redhead” or “redheaded” in name per 10,000 residents.

5. Highest amount of redhead representation in Congress per constituents.

6. Preference for Ginger over Mary Ann — Google searches for Tina Louise (actress who played Ginger on Gilligan’s Island) compared to searches for Dawn Wells (actress who played Mary Ann).

See: It's scientific! And after the numbers were crunched, Colorado wound up in the bottom fifteen.

Those results make us see red — especially on March 17.

Continue to count down the photo-illustrated fifteen least redhead-friendly states — and to see the original Estately post, featuring data on all the 35 states that proved more pro-redhead than the ones below, click here.

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Number 50: North Carolina

Fewest Sunny Days: 33rd

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 25th

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 48th

Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 33rd

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 45th

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 44th

Number 49: Idaho

Fewest Sunny Days: 40th

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 18th

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 31st

Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 46th

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 30th

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 50th

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Number 48: Hawaii

Fewest Sunny Days: 14th

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 50th

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 41st

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Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 45th

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 30th

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 28th

Number 47: South Carolina

Fewest Sunny Days: 37th

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 13th

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 39th

Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 48th

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 41st

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 24th

Number 46: Nebraska

Fewest Sunny Days: 39th

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 21st

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 10th

Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 47th

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 33rd

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 47th

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Number 45: Virginia 

Fewest Sunny Days: 25th

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 36th

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 27th

Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 35th

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 45th

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 18th

Number 44: Nevada

Fewest Sunny Days: 48th

Like Redhead Pride Facebook Pages: 41st

Facebook Likes for 26 Famous American Readheads: 45th

Businesses With "Redhead" in Name: 1st

Percentage of Congressional Delegation That's Redheaded: 2nd

Google Searches for Actress Who Played Ginger Over the One Who Played Mary Ann: 46th

Continue to keep counting down the fifteen states least friendly to redheads, including Colorado.


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