Soda or Pop? What Do You Call Soft Drinks?

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

(Photo credit: Thinkstock)

By Scott Gustin

(WGHP) — The Coke vs. soda vs. pop debate continues – however this time, we have some actual data to support the debate.

SODA OR POP? WHAT DO YOU CALL SOFT DRINKS? COMMENTS AT 9AM!

Edwin Chen, a data scientist for Twitter, geo-tagged tweets from around the country to determine how people refer to a soft drink.

The map showed people across the South use the word Coke. Soda is most popular across the Northeast, the mid-Atlantic and parts of the West.

Pop wins the mid-West with the exception of parts of Wisconsin and near the Illinois-Missouri border where Coke is the winner.

Click here for more from WGHP