Dad’s Day Delight: Kentucky Amongst States Most Appreciative

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The time of the season for honoring the man that has everything is officially upon us as Father’s Day fast approaches, both in the Bluegrass State and in various parts of America and across the globe.  

Based on a sampling of state-by-state search interest scores in topics surrounding Father’s Day items, it seems like Kentucky residents are absolutely amped for this year’s iteration of the June holiday, with the Bluegrass State posting one of the highest totals in the nation.  

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16., home to all things Kentucky sports betting, wanted to see what states are most appreciative of their father figures. Using Google Trends, we conducted a 30-day search on May 29, 2024, to see what states are prepping for “Father’s Day,” the most based on search interest score. We then ranked the top 10 states based on search interest score.  

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Where KY Ranks in Father’s Day Interest

Across America, Kentucky’s search interest score of 73 ranks as the 10th highest total, behind No. 9 Connecticut (74 search interest score) and other states like Tennessee (75 search interest score) and Illinois (77 search interest score).  

The states that wrapped up the time in question with the most interest in Father’s Day were Louisiana, which had a perfect search interest score of 100, while Mississippi (89 search interest score) and West Virginia (84 search interest score) were the next closest locales.  

Throw in Alabama, which posted a search interest score of 83, and the Peach State of Georgia (81 search interest score) and you have the full rundown of the top five states when it comes to Father’s Day search interest.  

To round out the American top 10 in terms of Father’s Day interest online is South Carolina, which managed to pull down a search interest score of 80 to finish ahead of Illinois for the No. 6 spot in the country in 2024.  

In Kentucky, regardless of what particular gifts residents pick out for their respective dads, it’s clear that residents of the Bluegrass State have an above-average interest in ensuring their respective fathers are front and center on the one day a year that we put the spotlight squarely on them.

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Christopher Boan is a staff writer for He has covered sports and sports betting for more than seven years and has worked for publications such as, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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