According to current web statistics, there are over 3.3 million cheerleaders in
the United States alone–not to mention the 1.2 million outside of America
cheering in 78 other countries! That’s a lot of cheerleaders! Considering it’s
summertime in the states, and Independence Day starts July off right
celebrating this fine nation, we thought our June poll should reflect how much
we love our American cheerleaders! So, let’s break America down by asking where
in the United States do you cheer?
We asked, 300 cheerleaders voted, and now we have the geography numbers in! 300
out of 3.3 million is a fair sample size, in our opinion!
1. Turns out, the most popular area of the United States to cheer is the South!
With 27% of cheerleaders who voted in our poll residing in the South, let’s
here it for the southern states! With cheerleading being such a patriotic
sport, it’s only natural that a vast majority of people who love to cheer live in one of the
most patriotic areas of the country.
2. The second-most popular American cheerleading hotspot is the
Northeast, at 21%! The Northeast founded this fine country, and just like our
immigrant ancestors, cheerleaders exist to promote home team (and homeland)
pride! With this in mind, it’s of no surprise that the Northeast is home to
many all-American cheerleaders.
3. Branching out towards the Pacific, the third most popular answer is the
Midwest! Granted, there are a lot of states that make up the Midwest, yet these
cheerleaders endure hot summers and cold, cold winters–and still have pep in
their step to cheer year-round! With 19% of cheerleaders answering that they
live somewhere in the middle, Midwest cheerleaders are larger in number than
you can imagine.
4 & 5. The fourth most popular cheerleading neck of the woods is a two-way tie; that’s
right, Texas and the Northwest are tied at 12% of cheerleaders. This result is
surprising, considering that Texas is commonly known as the epitome of
cheerleading in all its glory! Perhaps Texas is not boasting the large numbers
of cheer participants as one would expect, but they sure do take it the most
seriously! Ask any cheerleader in Texas–they will tell you how Texas still
reigns supreme on the cheer front. The Northwest has a number of excellent sports
teams, so, naturally, the Northwest nook of the United States is also home to outstanding
6. The least chosen answer in our cheer census was the
Southwest. Apparently, all the great weather in leads cheerleaders away from
practice and out to the beach (or pool parties!) For the 8% of cheerleaders
living in the Southwest, way to hold down the sport despite temptation to
engage in other activities!
No matter where you live, happy summer! And, happy 4th of July!! See
the full results in the graph below, and don’t forget to vote in our July poll–that’s
Were these results surprising? Let us
know your thoughts about our June poll in the comments!