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View Poll Results: The friendliest states, in your experience (vote up to five)
Texas 32 15.61%
Oklahoma 4 1.95%
Georgia 11 5.37%
Alabama 4 1.95%
Tennessee 12 5.85%
Mississippi 1 0.49%
Arkansas 2 0.98%
Louisiana 10 4.88%
Florida 3 1.46%
South Carolina 5 2.44%
North Carolina 16 7.80%
Virginia 4 1.95%
West Virginia 5 2.44%
Kentucky 5 2.44%
Kansas 5 2.44%
Indiana 5 2.44%
Minnesota 12 5.85%
Wisconsin 10 4.88%
Michigan 4 1.95%
New York 10 4.88%
Wyoming 3 1.46%
Utah 0 0%
Colorado 5 2.44%
Hawaii 8 3.90%
Others (list as many as you want) 29 14.15%
Voters: 205. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-08-2007, 10:31 PM
 
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I'm giving a vote for Virginia. Even in non-southern Northern Virginia people are much friendlier and more polite than the rest of the DC area. The Shenandoah Valley had some of the warmest and most hospitable people I've met anywhere.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:00 PM
 
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Tejas - "those who are friends"
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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New Mexico. New York City. Mississippi. Georgia. Texas.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Richmond
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I'm giving a vote for Virginia. Even in non-southern Northern Virginia people are much friendlier and more polite than the rest of the DC area. The Shenandoah Valley had some of the warmest and most hospitable people I've met anywhere.
Northern Virginia is "Southern-Lite".
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Colorado, because I am moving there.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:03 AM
 
Location: VA
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I think the people are nicer in places where they have some space. Cities that are tightly developed with people living on top of each other with the resulting noise, traffic and harsh living, are more unfriendly.

I have traveled to all 50 States, many times over. I am convinced that the area between Northern VA to Boston has Americas most unfriendly people. The nicest people live in the Rust Belt, The Mountain States and Down South.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:31 AM
 
Location: NJ
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In my opinion there really is no more or less friendly STATE as a whole, because every state has stuffy areas where people generally turn away and friendly areas.

Quite honestly, I've done some traveling and never notice a huge difference in the friendliness of people.
couldn't agree more.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:41 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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In my experience Pa. and Mn.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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i agree with bmurphy. I happen to think that the southern hospitality thing is the biggest myth ever as far as supposedly friendly areas go and Texas is not exempt from this. There are wonderful friendly people in Texas but you'll meet them OUTSIDE the big cities.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Colorado, because I am moving there.
I don't think Colorado is THAT friendly, Yorkie_Mom. But it's a better than a lot of other places.

I vote for Texas. Those are some remakably nice people.
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