A British market research company called SwiftKey looked at over a billion (!) pieces of individual emoji data and drew up a report on which emoji are most popular in different countries and among speakers of different languages.

The universal language. (Via NPR/Unicode/Apple)

A representative from SwiftKey talked about the study today on NPR's Morning Edition. Among the findings:

• In the United States, we like the pizza emoji and the fried chicken drumstick emoji, because we're Americans. (The gun is also very popular.)

• Money and sports emoji are most popular in the land of Loonies and hockey, but Canadians are also the most frequent users of the happy lil' poop emoji.

• Emoji referring to drugs and booze win out in Australia.

• The French use heart emojis four times more than everybody else because of course they do.

Sources: Scribd | NPR