The cast of Harry Potter reunited for the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on New Year’s Day. This beloved cast represents our favorite characters from our favorite series and took us back to when it all started 20 years ago with the first movie.
If Hogwarts were a real school, we would have loved to give out a scholarship to a new wizard student. But since that’s not the case, to commemorate this incredible anniversary, Scholarship Institute found out which Harry Potter character is the favorite in every state. Check out our map below to see which is your state’s favorite!
Interesting Findings and Facts
- Dumbledore is the favorite in 18 states, making him the most popular character in the nation
- J.K. Rowling herself chose Alan Rickman to play Professor Snape. She gave him exclusive details of Snape’s background that weren’t known until the last book so that he could properly play the character.
- Danielle Radcliffe went through 160 pairs of glasses throughout the filming of all Harry Potter movies
- Only one character was the favorite in a single state—and it was Harry Potter himself
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the highest-grossing movie of 2001
- Utah had a five-way tie between Harry, Hermione, Dumbledore, Snape, and Voldemort
We looked at Google Trends for 13 Harry Potter characters over the course of 2021 and analyzed the search trends for each state to find out which is every state’s favorite.
|District of Columbia||Dumbledore|