At YouGov, they have make the United States of America a popularity contest. They have released a list that ranks all U. S. states from most popular to least popular. The way the list was compiled entailed YouGov asking Americans a series of head-to-head states battles. For example, people may have been asked, "Missouri or Alabama." The list is a rank of percentages that specific states came out a winner.
It's easy to see why Hawaii ranked at number one on the list. Who doesn't want to visit Hawaii?! (Maybe people who don't like to fly). #2 on the list is Colorado. Duh. Mountains. And other things.
As for Iowa, we have some serious public relations work to do! Iowa ranked at number 46 on the list! Like, Nebraska ranked higher!!!! What??? Sad, sad, sad. Do people not know about our biking trails, our very low crime, our progress, the country's biggest skate park!? So, yeah, we need to start asking people to come visit and see for themselves what Iowa is all about.