Thanksgiving and big data

In honor of Thanksgiving, data scientists at Facebook crunched some numbers to identify the top ten things Americans are most thankful for. They looked at words people used in sentences that contained the words "grateful" and "thankful" to develop their findings. The scientists mentioned that their analysis was "conducted on anonymized, aggregate data by English speakers in the United States." Here's what they came up with:

Top ten things people are thankful for

Gratitude by state

Data scientists also broke down the top gratitude "thing" that was mentioned most in each state. 

Additional "Thanksgiving" data

Click here to view some additional graphs these scientists produced. It's really a fun read.