Mother’s Day Love: Which 10 States Go All Out for Mom?

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The most important person in your life is the woman who brought you into the world, which is one of the reasons why it’s so important to remember Mom when Mother’s Day returns on May 12 across the globe.  

In Kentucky, it seems like residents of the Bluegrass State have taken that mantra to heart, with the region having the seventh highest search interest score of any state in America, at 161, ranking in a tie with Oklahoma nationally.  

With Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 12, 2024. In honor of our mothers, decided to break away from Kentucky sports betting to find out which U.S. states appreciate their mothers the most. 

Using Google Trends, we created a list of most appreciative states based on total search interest scores for the search terms “Mom,” and “Mother’s Day.” 

Must be present in KY and 21+ to participate. T&Cs apply.

Most Appreciative States

Rank State Total Search Interest Score
1 West Virginia183
2 Mississippi182
3 Louisiana179
4 Alabama173
T-5 Arkansas162
T-5 Tennessee162
T-7 Kentucky161
T-7 Oklahoma161
9 Texas88
10 Georgia87

Note: Search interest score is compared to other topics. All scores were from a 24-hour search period done on April 24, 2024.  

Where Kentucky Ranks Nationally

Nationally, Kentucky’s search interest score ranks just behind Arkansas and Tennessee, which had the fifth highest total, at 162, while the Bluegrass State finished ahead of Texas (88 search interest score) and Georgia (87 search interest score).  

The U.S. leaders when it came to interest in topics surrounding Mother’s Day were West Virginia (183 search interest score), Mississippi (182 search interest score), Louisiana (179 search interest score), and Alabama (173 search interest score), illustrating how important moms are to residents in America’s southern states.  

The region has a near monopoly on the American top 10, with the only non-Southern state to make the cut being the Mountaineer State, which could arguably be included as a “Southern” state by some.  

Nonetheless, when residents of Kentucky get together with their moms in mid-May, they can take solace in knowing their home state takes an added level of interest in ensuring that the woman that means the most to most of us is front and center in state residents' minds in 2024.  

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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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