Research & Insights

By Patrick Philips, July 8, 2011

From Sea to Shining Sea

With Independence Day just behind us, I thought it might make sense to reflect on the people who do CrowdFlower tasks throughout the Union.

Sure enough, we do have people doing CrowdFlower tasks in all 50 states. California, Texas, New York, and Florida are well represented among people working on our tasks, which isn’t especially surprising given that these are the most populous states. A more interesting question would be how the states stack up relative to their populations:

There are some cold weather states, like Vermont and South Dakota, that are punching above their weight class in terms of CrowdFlower judgments submitted, although Maine and North Dakota are lagging behind so that doesn’t really work. Connecticut and New Jersey, two of the wealthier states in terms of average income, are underperforming relative to their population, but Massachusetts and New York are doing just fine. Mississippi and West Virginia, coming from the opposite end of the spectrum in terms of average income, show up strongly, but Louisiana and Montana don’t.

Any thoughts about why some states are more represented? Leave ’em in the comments.