Muggles weigh in on favorite Harry Potter characters on 20th anniversary of first book

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 03: A large crowd, including super-fan Jayne Gradel, gather in front of the recently opened Harry Potter retail store in Manhattan on June 03, 2021 in New York City. Billed as the world’s largest “Harry Potter” store, the three-floor store that also includes a cafe is based around the popular fantasy book and film series by British author J.K. Rowling. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

(ABC4) – Whether you grew up watching the movies or have fond memories of reading the books to your children at bedtime, we all know and love J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. 

The cast reunited on New Year’s Day to film Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts, a tribute to the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

To celebrate America’s most beloved group of wizards, Scholarship Institute put together a report revealing which character is favored in each state. 

Without surprise, Harry’s wise and gentle mentor, Dumbledore, was the most popular character across America, with 16 states claiming him as their favorite character. 

The state of Utah experienced a five-way tie between Harry, Hermione, Dumbledore, Snape, and Voldemort.

Shockingly, Harry Potter himself was only considered a favorite in Utah. 

For a closer look at each state’s favorite Wizard, check out the full report here.

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