More than 1 in 10 Americas believe there will be a zombie apocalypse one day, according to a new survey.
Do you live in a state that is most likely to survive it?
With the recent success of HBO‘s “The Last of Us,” insurance marketplace Insuranks surveyed more than 1,000 US citizens about zombies and what they might do in case of a terrifying undead apocalypse.
They also analyzed more than 1,000 Google searches to determine where each state lands on zombie apocalypse preparedness.
According to the survey, Wyoming is the readiest to take on the walking dead.
The organization said states that aren’t heavily populated and have lots of open spaces are best because you could live off of the land, stockpile weapons and avoid other people.
Alaska is your next best bet, according to Insuranks. Similar to Wyoming, the open landscape can help you dodge zombies — you just may need to avoid bears and moose, too.
Vermont, North Dakota and South Dakota round out the top five states most prepared for a zombie takeover.
Meanwhile, Californians might be a little too chill about a potential attack: The Golden State ranks last on the list.
People in cities like Los Angeles or San Francisco can either rely on good luck or start getting prepared now because heavily populated places are sure to get targeted by infected bodies.
Texas, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania are also not ready to defend themselves against the living dead and round out the top five least prepared states.
Unfortunately, if the sci-fi event really does happen, survey participants believe a zombie outbreak would most likely happen in California, Florida, New York, Texas and Georgia (which ranks #43, just ahead of Illinois).
Nearly 25% of Americans reportedly don’t find it weird to prepare for a zombie apocalypse, and more than 1 in 10 already have food stockpiled for one.
As for weapons to use when fighting off zombies, participants apparently thought about that already, too.
The No. 1 weapon they chose to defend themselves was a shotgun, followed by a handgun, baseball bat, machete, crossbow, sword, axe, knife, grenade and katana (Japanese sword).
Survey participants also ranked the Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey-fronted series last on a list of TV shows and movies that “accurately portrayed” zombies.
“The Walking Dead,” however, was deemed the most accurate zombie portrayal.
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