Are People of Massachusetts Among Most Thankful States?

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

Two words that Americans use frequently but still maybe not enough each day: thank you.

BetMassachusetts.com took a break from covering Massachusetts sports betting and decided to look at which states across the United States are the most thankful. While it is hard to objectively decipher thankfulness, we found two key statistics to help us with our research.

BetMassachusetts.com – your source for Massachusetts sports betting apps - utilized two combined data points to develop the ranking of the 50 U.S. states from most to least thankful. We utilized Toast’s data showing the state rankings of highest average tip percentage to restaurants during 2022 and Google Trends search interest of “Thank You Notes” over past 12 months to develop our campaign.

Here is where the birth state of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday ranked.

 
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America’s Most Thankful States

Rank, state Thank You Note Ranking Avg. 2022 Tip Ranking Average Ranking
1. South Carolina 8 8 8
T2. Delaware 18 1 9.5
T2. Rhode Island 514 9.5
4. Maryland 3 20 11.5
T5. New Hampshire 20 7 13.5
T5. Pennsylvania 17 10 13.5
7. Nebraska 9 19 14
T8. Massachusetts 1 28 14.5
T8. Ohio 23 6 14.5
10. Virginia 7 27 17

 

 
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Massachusetts Cracks Top 10

Massachusetts made the top 10 in the rankings and tied with Ohio for eighth place.

The Bay State placed first in the Thank You Note Ranking but a so-so 28th in the average 2022 tip ranking. That combined for an average total ranking of 14.5.

Two other New England states ranked within the top five: Rhode Island tied Delaware for second with an average of 9.5 and New Hampshire tied Pennsylvania for fifth with at 13.5.

Topping the top 10 was South Carolina with three scores of 8 across the board in thank you note ranking, average 2022 tip ranking and average total ranking.

 
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Hard to Be Thankful Recently

Die-hard Boston sports fans always have had many thankful moments in their individual fandoms, but after the recent performances of the Bruins and the Celtics, it has been difficult to express how appreciative they are.

Despite being big favorites at DraftKings Massachusetts and other sportsbooks, the Bruins and Celtics lost Game 7s at home.

Actually, it has been 1,578 days since the city has raised a trophy and celebrated in any of the four major sports (the New England Patriots in 2018).

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Author

Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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