Here’s a look at state-centered stories that have sparked interest from all over.
With America’s political divisions and increased access to information, it’s no surprise that people will pay attention not only to what’s happening at home, but also to what’s happening across state lines.
Throughout the pandemic, for example, people took an interest in how COVID-19 impacted communities outside their own. Meanwhile, natural disasters and acts of violence can resonate across the country, while changes to state laws or school curriculums far away may set precedent or inspire change – or opposition – across the street.
Based on internal data, these are the U.S. News stories centered in each state that have gotten the most attention from readers worldwide over the course of the past month, as of Jan. 31.