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View Poll Results: What southern state has the most friendly people?
Texas 38 14.02%
Florida 4 1.48%
Georgia 11 4.06%
North Carolina 17 6.27%
Virginia 8 2.95%
Tennessee 91 33.58%
South Carolina 32 11.81%
Alabama 11 4.06%
Kentucky 13 4.80%
Oklahoma 11 4.06%
Louisiana 14 5.17%
Maryland 1 0.37%
Arkansas 6 2.21%
West Virginia 5 1.85%
Mississippi 8 2.95%
Delaware 1 0.37%
District Of Columbia 0 0%
Voters: 271. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 04-07-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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I have family that live out that way and they say Oklahoma and Tennessee has some friendly folk.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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South Carolina
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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In all my travels through the Southern states, I think it would be hard to find much nicer people than the areas in Mississippi and Tennessee I was in. All states have some very friendly people and I think overall it is a dis-service to all the states in a region to try and narrow down the friendliest one overall. Some areas are going to be "different" in every state and everybody is going to have different impressions of the same area. I really liked the Gautier to Biloxi area of Mississippi and met some really fine people the few weeks I spent down there. Others I have talked to that spent time down there thought it was a toilet and never want to go back due to the rudeness of the people they met. Same area, totally different impressions. I spent a couple of weeks in Westmoreland, Tennessee and didn't want to leave when it was time to go home. Such good folks it was hard to believe I thought. The person I was with couldn't wait to shake the dust of the place off her feet and get the heck out of there. Same exact place at the same time, meeting the same people and totally different stories about the area.

I would have voted for all of them if I could have.
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Old 04-10-2008, 01:37 AM
 
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Well heck, i guess i'm the stick in the mud i voted for west virginia, i had a hard time deciding over wv or tn, both really nice folks.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Its not really southern at all, but my vote goes to Oklahoma. Many nice locals there, and no sense of arrogance whatsoever, unlike many southern states.
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Old 04-10-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay Area, FL
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Hahahahaha! Florida has no votes. I am not suprised.
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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When I travel, I try to meet regular everyday people who aren't trying to sell me something, wait on me, or otherwise have a stake in my reaction to them. I've met great friendly people across the South, but my favorites were in LA (New Orleans to be specific).
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:53 PM
 
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South Carolina! Beautiful state with great people.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:14 AM
 
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I'm a native Floridian and could never vote for Florida.

My experiences in Tennessee have been marvelous. Super friendly people. Friendly waves as you pass other cars on rural roads, courteous grocery store cashiers who ask about your family, even mail carriers who stop to chit-chat along their routes.

But I agree with the earlier post about Mississippi, too. When I lived in Oxford, Mississippi I found the people there to be the warmest, most genuinely nice people I have ever met. And that transcends racial boundaries.
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I don't consider Maryland or Oklahoma to be Southern, nor the District of Columbia. Maryland and the District of Columbia are definitely Northeastern, Oklahoma is...Oklahoma. Anyways, honestly it's way too hard to tell which states have the most friendly people. You can't characterize friendliness by territory.
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