States with the Most and Least Hate Groups
In light of the events in Charlottesville, we thought it would be a good exercise to see the states with the most and least amount of hate groups.
California ranks the highest with at least 80 hate groups in the Golden State according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. (SPLC)
Hate groups have been on the rise since 2015.
Florida ranks No. 2 with 63 hate groups. Coming in 3rd would be New York State, home to 47 hate groups. Not far behind is Pennsylvania with 40 groups.
The states with the least amount of hate groups would be the Midwest. The hate map shows four active groups in Iowa, and 2 groups in each New Mexico and Wyoming. North Dakota has one and Vermont also has one listed.
The group listed in North Dakota is the American Freedom Party in Grand Forks which is described as a white nationalist group according to SPLC.