Can You Guess Which Emoji Your Country Uses Most Often?

SwiftKey analyzed more than a billion emoji to find out how where you’re from impacts how you text (and Facebook and Instagram and…) Results were compiled into the world’s very first emoji report. Here’s what they found:

According to the report, “Americans lead for a random assortment of emoji & categories, including skulls, birthday cake, fire, tech, LGBT, meat and female-oriented emoji.”

American English speakers use more than twice as many ‘royal emoji’ (crown/princess) as UK English emoji users.

Canada scored highest for interests some might consider more ‘American,’ including guns & violent emoji, money and raunchy humor.

Among Canadian English speakers violent emoji usage is more than 50% higher than the average. These emoji include gun, knife, punching fist, fire, explosion, skull, bomb. So much for those docile Canucks.

Those who speak Brazilian Portuguese show a strong preference for cat, music, moon and religious emojis. Interestingly, the vast majority of Brazil’s moon emoji use is the dark/black moon.


According to the report, “French use four times as many heart emoji than other languages, and it’s the only language for which a ‘smiley’ is not #1.

Russian speakers use three times as many romantic emoji than the global average, and twice as many snow/rain/cold weather emoji.

Australia’s emoji use reinforces its party animal reputation, with Aussies using

double the average amount of alcohol-themed emoji, 65% more drug emoji than average and leading for both the junk food and holiday emoji categories.

Some more interesting emoji rankings from the report include…

Read the full SwiftKey Emoji report here.

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