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I’m going to need to speak to your manager…

Well, I am not proud that we won this battle. Emerging as an internet pop-cult meme, a “Karen” has become synonymous with demanding to speak to managers, complaining, and an unearned sense of self-importance. A customer service nightmare. But who is actually the biggest complainer and where do they live?

A new study from Bionic, UK business comparison experts, has analyzed over 1 million Trustpilot reviews to find out who the most common complainers really are and where they’re most active. They’ve also worked out which names are most likely to become the future “Karen”, and which US state has the most. Well, guess what? North Carolina comes in as number eleven on the list for being home to the most complaining Karens. Yay…

North Carolina comes in eleventh on the list of US state with the most complaining Karens. The state has 44,552 Karens, making it the 22nd most popular name in that part of America.

Rank

State

Number of Karens

The popularity ranking of the name within the State

1

California

146,906

26th

2

Texas

103,700

26th

3

New York

94,063

30th

4

Florida

81,888

27th

5

Pennsylvania

77,590

22nd

6

Illinois

69,365

23rd

7

Ohio

67,014

20th

8

Michigan

61,414

20th

9

Missouri

53,793

17th

10

Maryland

51,829

18th

11

North Carolina

44,552

22nd

12

Georgia

43,422

26th

13

Massachusetts

43,314

26th

14

Virginia

42,660

20th

15

New Jersey

40,535

27th

16

Washington

39,797

18th

17

Wisconsin

37,439

20th

18

Minnesota

34,867

18th

19

Indiana

34,543

22nd

20

Colorado

32,349

18th

The top spot is taken by California, where there are no less than 146,906 Karens and it is the 26th most popular name. Texas comes in second on the list with 103,700 Karens. Here, it also happens to be the 26th most popular female name.  New York comes in third with 94,063 Karens where it is the 30th most popular name.

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige