Idaho Is the Most Cord Cutting Friendly State & New Jersey Is the Least: See Where Your State Falls





Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating people cancelling cable TV service

Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating people cancelling cable TV serviceThis week the research group Waterstone released a new state-by-state look at the growth of cord cutting. They talked with 5,000 Americans to figure out what state has the most cord cutters living in it.

According to their survey, Idaho is the most cord cutting friendly state with 72% cutting the cord followed by Kentucky, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona.

The least friendly cord cutting state was New Jersey at just 36% followed by Mississippi, Connecticut, Hawaii, and Pennsylvania.

Want to see where your state falls on this list? You can find the full list by visiting Waterstone’s website HERE.

It is important to note that seven states failed to get enough responses to be included on this list: Louisiana, Alaska, Montana, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wyoming, and North Dakota.


In December 2018, we surveyed 5,000 Americans to establish their relationship with cable TV and streaming services. Survey respondents ranged in age from 18 to 69 years old and represented all 50 US states (however, seven states did not produce enough responses to be included in our analysis: Louisiana, Alaska, Montana, Rhode Island, Vermont, Wyoming, North Dakota).

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