Using the Instagram API, we gathered 33,742 photos that were tagged with #bacon and located within the USA. To normalize for population distribution and Instagram usage, we also collected 64,640 photos with the tags #food, #breakfast, #lunch and #dinner. Our data set has 0.522 bacon photos per food photo across the entire country but Colorado, for example, works out at 0.834, meaning it’s 60% above the expected national average. Photos analyzed were posted between 12/28/2015 and 02/25/2016.
50 States of Bacon
Bacon is one of America’s favorite foods, but is it universally adored across the nation? To find out, we analyzed over 33,000 bacon photos posted to Instagram.
So, which states have the greatest love affairs with bacon, and which are just not that into it?