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View Poll Results: Regional friendliness
Northeast 20 19.23%
Southeast 31 29.81%
Midwest 41 39.42%
West Coast 12 11.54%
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The Midwest - Farmers daughters, very protective of family, charming in culture, generally nice and often laid back in demeanor.
You realize that farmers (and their families) equate to about 0.5% of the population of the Midwest, right?
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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You realize that farmers (and their families) equate to about 0.5% of the population of the Midwest, right?

That's why I bolded the word stereotypes, because those are perceptions that some people hold. My attempt was to show how certain perceptions often are mischaracterized by pop culture, while others may or may not always be true.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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LMAO, Baltimore is NOT the Southeast! Alabama, Florida, GEORGIA ok

According to the US Census Maryland is considered in the South Atlantic region, and is classified as part of the overall south.

http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/.../us_regdiv.pdf
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:28 PM
 
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The friendliest would be the Northeast, then the South, then the Midwest, then the West Coast.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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The friendliest would be the Northeast, then the South, then the Midwest, then the West Coast.
I love your sarcasm.
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Old 05-26-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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The west coast is full of people who didn't like being friendly so they moved from the other regions.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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This is impossible to answer. I don't know why people insist on trying to discuss these types of topics when it should be obvious that every place has good and bad, nice and rude, outgoing and introverted, etc etc, people. There is no right (or wrong) answer because everywhere has friendly people - and everywhere has not so friendly people. Want to break it down any further than that, it depends on personal experiences and who you know, and there is always bias when answering based on those criteria.
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Old 05-28-2014, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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This is impossible to answer. I don't know why people insist on trying to discuss these types of topics when it should be obvious that every place has good and bad, nice and rude, outgoing and introverted, etc etc, people. There is no right (or wrong) answer because everywhere has friendly people - and everywhere has not so friendly people. Want to break it down any further than that, it depends on personal experiences and who you know, and there is always bias when answering based on those criteria.



Of course you can find a variety of people in any place. But there are some regions where attitudes are definitely different. For example you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who condones passive aggressiveness in the Northeast. But on the West Coast it's very common.
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Old 05-28-2014, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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It's tough to pick a region. However, I find the northern states to be a bit friendlier than the southern states.

From my travels I found people from New Jersey to be quite friendly and accommodating. Somehow I picture Hawaii being the least friendliest state.
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Old 05-28-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Friendliest to strangers: The Deep South. Southern hospitality is second to none, but it's hard for outsiders to break into that culture.

Most likely to help someone in need: The Northeast. When I was living in Syracuse, I can't tell you how many people would pull over to offer me a ride whenever I was carrying groceries home in the snow. Northeasterners may have a cold exterior, but their heart is in the right place and they'll be there for you when you need them the most.

Easiest to make new acquaintances: The Midwest (WI, MN, ND, SD in particular). Just buy a pitcher of beer and you're good. People are friendly, open, and always happy to meet new people. Though, many Midwesterns already have well established circles of loyal friends, and it's often hard to truly be part of those circles unless you've known the people since kindergarten.

Easiest to make new friends: The West Coast. With it's laid-back vibe and high number of transplants there's no better place to actually form new friendships than the West. Though the car-centered culture leads to some rather unfriendly behavior on the road.
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