Map who “likes” television shows on Facebook, by ZIP code, and you get a good idea of cultural boundaries. This is what Josh Katz for the Upshot did for 50 of the most liked shows in the United States, finding three distinct regions: “cities and their suburbs; rural areas; and what we’re calling the extended Black Belt.”
U.S. culture through TV show geography
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