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View Poll Results: Friendliest Midwestern states (vote up to 4)
North Dakota 9 13.64%
South Dakota 7 10.61%
Nebraska 7 10.61%
Iowa 25 37.88%
Kansas 10 15.15%
Missouri 13 19.70%
Illinois 11 16.67%
Indiana 11 16.67%
Ohio 14 21.21%
Kentucky (around Louisville and Covington/Florence) 10 15.15%
Michigan 8 12.12%
Minnesota 20 30.30%
Wisconsin 27 40.91%
Oklahoma (north of Tulsa and Stillwater) 3 4.55%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-02-2008, 12:18 PM
 
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Have at it! Please vote up to four.

I've only been to IN, OH, IL, MO, and KS, so needless to say my experience w/ the Midwest isn't that extensive. Although we do have parts of my home state of Ky. that are very Midwestern in character.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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The midwest is one of the friendliest parts of the country. I would have voted for all of them if I could have.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Kentucky is not a Midwestern state and I'm quite certain Oklahoma is not either.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Iowa is very friendly and has a decent amount of people who are spread throughout. It's hardcore German and Irish, who seem to be quite friendly and happy people. Or at least when they're drunk. Wisconsin and Minnesota have always seemed very friendly as well.

I think other states would be "friendly", but Nebraska, North/South Dakota are so "empty" of people that there doesn't seem to be a lot of interaction with strangers or crowds.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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WILW...glad you should mention that. Take a look at the areas I specified w/in KY and OK in this poll.

I very well know that KY and OK aren't really Midwestern, for the most part, but there are regions w/in those states that are much more Midwestern than Southern.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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IA and WI are overly friendly, almost to the point of being annoying sometimes. lol No joke, I was up in beautiful Delafield, WI a few weeks back and within the first 20 minutes of being in town, I must have had 2 dozen people smile and say "hello" to us. Very comforting knowing that there are still people out there who smile and wave hello.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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IA and WI are overly friendly, almost to the point of being annoying sometimes. lol No joke, I was up in beautiful Delafield, WI a few weeks back and within the first 20 minutes of being in town, I must have had 2 dozen people smile and say "hello" to us. Very comforting knowing that there are still people out there who smile and wave hello.
I wish rural Kentucky (not midwestern, I know, but I live here) was much more like this. Of course, down here, what you described above would be part of "Southern hospitality."

Just goes to show that the South does not have a monopoly on hospitality, contrary to what many southerners seem to think. The ONLY state I've been to with people like you've described is Texas; those people will talk your leg off for 45 minutes at a time just for the sake of it.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:32 PM
 
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Illinois, Ohio and Indiana.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Iowa people are real nice, Wisconsin seems to have many friendly faces as well.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I wish rural Kentucky (not midwestern, I know, but I live here) was much more like this. Of course, down here, what you described above would be part of "Southern hospitality."

Just goes to show that the South does not have a monopoly on hospitality, contrary to what many southerners seem to think. The ONLY state I've been to with people like you've described is Texas; those people will talk your leg off for 45 minutes at a time just for the sake of it.
I have had that many times in Kentucky(even in Louisville ). I am sorry you haven't had the same experience.
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