Judging by emoji use, Australia is the land of indulgence.
If your emoji choices lean heavily on depictions of drugs and alcohol, you”re actually quite normal… assuming you live in Australia that is.
According to a new report, Aussies use 50% more booze-themed emojis than the rest of the world and 65% more pics showing narcotics. They also lead the way in junk food-related icons.
An unintentional discovery from this study is that Australia is apparently a DAMN fun place to live. Where do I apply for my visa?
A company called SwiftKey analyzed over a billion pieces of data to determine the variations in emoji use among people who live in different regions.
The survey took place over a 4 month period between October 2014 and January 2015, using information from speakers of 16 different languages.
Since there are over 800 emojis, the usage percentage of each one is small.
A ranking of the most used emojis in the world.
Not surprisingly, happy faces are the most popular emojis in all countries, with a usage rate of 44.8%. They are followed by sad faces (14.33%), hearts (12.5%) and hand gestures (5.3%).
The all-inclusive “other” category is selected 2.1% of the time. This includes such iconic icons as beer, guns, money and poop.
Check out the chart below to see where these classics rank among four different English-speaking countries.
Some other interesting findings…
-French speakers use four times as many heart emojis as others.
-Those who speak Russian use three times as many romantic emojis.
-Arabic speakers use four times as many pics related to flowers and plants.
-Use a lot of random emojis? Then you”re probably American. Skulls, birthday cakes, fire, tech, LGBT and meat are some of our faves.
The charts below show some more breakdowns by language.
To see even more comparisons from SwiftKey, just click right here.
Though we now have many answers, one thing still has me stumped… Was the exclusion of a nose on the poop emoji intentional?