Emoji study: America loves pizza and guns

Emoji are everywhere. And inevitably, some get used more than others.

According to SwiftKey, who makes custom smartphone keyboards, Americans use the following emoji categories more than anyone else: skulls, birthday cake, fire, technology, LGBT, meat, and female emoji.

Canada, oddly enough, leads the way in the use of the gun and poop emoji. 

The most used emoji categories overall: happy faces, sad faces, hearts, hand gestures, and romantic. The least popular: Reading materials.

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"Pizza was one of the most frequently used [emojis] in the U.S., as well as the chicken drumstick ... and I think it shows you that, versus other nations, you guys have particular food habits," SwiftKey's chief marketing officer Joe Braidwood told NPR.

And in a move that should surprise nobody, Russia led the way in using emoji related to cold weather.

Check out SwiftKey's full report.

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