Goodreads Discovers The Country's 'Twilight Belt'
You've heard of the Bible Belt. Now here's the Twilight Belt.
And honestly, I don't know which one scares me more.
Social literary site Goodreads put together a nifty graph detailing how its readers have reviewed Twilight, and cross-referenced that with geographical data, showing us which states have an overall favorable impression of Stephenie Meyer's Mormon-fantasy nonstory, and which states have an overall negative impression. In the map below, states that love Twilight are red; the haters are blue.
What's really funny is that there's some correlation between this data and the results of the 2008 presidential elections, which you can see here.
Weird, isn't it? This seems to indicate that if you favorably review Twilight, then you are a Republican. Which I guess makes sense?
Kidding! Seriously though, I don't discriminate against people for their political beliefs. I do discriminate against people for their Twilight beliefs. All those red states down there are dead to me (I used to love you, Texas!). But, interesting to note: Utah doesn't like Twilight! Even though that's Mormon Central Headquarters. Odd.
In other news, the latest Twilight movie--with its vampire C-sections, werewolves that love babies, and violent sex--grossed $138.1 million this past weekend.
So, how did your state do on this?
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