Wyoming still rated the best place to survive a zombie apocalypse

Maybe Joel and Ellie from The Last of Us were onto something: A new survey from Insuranks says Wyoming — the geographical goal for Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey‘s characters on the hit show — is the best state to survive a zombie apocalypse. 

It’s not the first time The Cowboy State has topped similar surveys, for the record. 

A combination of lots of space and loads of guns make Wyoming the place to be if things get all Walking Dead on us, according to the survey, with Alaska, Vermont, and North and South Dakota rounding out the top five.

All the assets that make those states more survivable differ from California, which ranked dead last. Texas came in at #49 and Florida #48 — certainly not for lack of firearms. New York placed #47, which is wanting both for elbow room and the means for people to defend themselves, thanks to strict gun laws.

The survey also noted that there was a 41,594% increase in searches for “CDC zombie apocalypse,” and a 2,082% increase in searches for “preparing for zombie apocalypse” between March 2019 and March 2021. 

And if that’s not enough to convince you the undead are on our minds, Insuranks also polled more than 1,000 people as to what they’d do if the dead start walking: Fifty-three percent of respondents were confident they know how to kill a zombie. In fact, the average American thinks they could kill 39 zombies a day.

If an outbreak did occur, 78% said they could trust only themselves; 35% say a friend; 22% said they could count on their father or brother and 16% their mom. 

Oh, and 66% said they could kill these family members if they “turned.”

Survey questions, methodology and results have not been verified or endorsed by ABC News or The Walt Disney Company.