Skip to main content
FiveThirtyEight Debate Club: What’s The Best State In The U.S.?

Welcome to the very first FiveThirtyEight Debate Club! While we’re all still working remotely, we figured now would be the perfect moment to try to divide the office even further. With that in mind, various members of our staff will be holding debates on a range of subjects.

On this first episode, we debate an oft-argued topic here at FiveThirtyEight: What is the best state in the U.S. — or, more specifically, if you could live in only one state in America and never leave, which one would it be, and why?

Watch the video above to find out our favorite states, and be sure to tell us yours on YouTube or Twitter.

And for future episodes, let us know if you have a debate topic you’d like us to take on.

What’s the best way to organize your bookshelf? | FiveThirtyEight Debate Club

Do we even need political conventions anymore? | FiveThirtyEight Debate Club

Tony Chow is a video producer for FiveThirtyEight.

Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.

Maggie Koerth is a senior science writer for FiveThirtyEight.

Meena Ganesan is FiveThirtyEight’s social editor.

Galen Druke is FiveThirtyEight’s podcast producer and reporter.

Nathaniel Rakich is an elections analyst at FiveThirtyEight.