The real estate website Estately conducted a poll to help determine the most 'American' states.  I think you'll agree that the data they used to make this determination is well...interesting, to say the least.

I'm not saying by any means that I agree with this.  I just find their indicators intriguing.  In order to determine the most 'American' states they looked at things such as number of fast food restaurants per capita and the number of bald eagles per square mile.

Okay, please forgive me, but is Estately seriously trying to say that the more fast food joints there are, the more 'American' the state is?  According to their so called 'results' Iowa came in at #1, Nevada was named the least 'American't state and Minnesota came in at #28.

I work in radio so I won't say that I'm a descendant of Einstein but I like to think I'm pretty smart and I think this poll is ridiculous.  You don't measure how 'American' states are by the number of fast food restaurants.  Are you kidding me?  You can look at a variety of other data to draw this conclusion but instead you choose a factor that really has no bearing on how 'American' a state is.

Seriously Estately, I enjoy reading your stuff but this is not your best work.

What do you think about this poll?