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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 11-20-2007, 04:37 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Friendliest: Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and South Carolina

Notice how many of these states are always considered scary and backwoods, but the people are the nicest I've met out of anyone.

Least Friendliest: New York, California, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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For me, in order: Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia (the natives, anyway,) Alabama, Tennessee

They sure beat Kentucky, where I live now, where neighbors turn around and walk off without acknowledging you when you wave at them. Seriously.
Are you sure they notice you? I don't even get that here in Louisville!
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I didn't vote but I do have to sat that whenever I meet someone from New Jersey, they are very friendly and talkative.
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Old 11-22-2007, 05:11 AM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Friendliest: Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and South Carolina

Notice how many of these states are always considered scary and backwoods, but the people are the nicest I've met out of anyone.

Least Friendliest: New York, California, Illinois, Florida, New Jersey
You noticed that, too? Funny how that works, isn't it?
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:53 AM
 
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Trust me, race has a lot to do with who is friendly to you and not. I am from one of the "friendly" states, and since I am white, folks are friendly to me. But my wife is asian, and people can be very mean when talking to her.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:59 AM
 
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The poll should ask how many states people have visited. Also, define friendly. Is that friendly to people who look and talk like the local population or friendly to everyone? There is a difference.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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There are friendly and unfriendly people in all states. However I do feel from having seen all these 50 states, that some states are less friendly than other states and or regions of the country.

I would say that many parts of the southern states and midwest states, rather than single out one particular state in each region seem to have more friendly people. That is if one meets their criteria as to the type person they approve of. So it can go both ways.

I think dispite many peoples views many of the small cities and towns in the New England states have very neighborly type people. People that will watch your property when your away, or if someone is sick or dies in your family they are right there for you. People that have known one another for years. I attribute that to the strong ethic makeup and backrounds of its citizens, and less transient population vs other areas of the USA.

I can't say I find the West Coast particularly friendly or hospitable especially the Pacific Northwest.

So if I had to list 5 states I would list them more so as part of a region rather than just a single state. I don't think there are all that many large Metro's that would be considered all that friendly any more. Some but not many.

So I would list Massachusetts as New England being friendly outside the big cities and suburbs.
Virgina outside the DC area and its many suburbs. The Shananadoah Valley region seems very friendly.
Minnesota I think I would say even the MSP Metro is friendlier than many other big Metro's
Iowa I think has friendly people
Texas seems to have friendly people in many areas of the state.

However like I said all states have both friendly and unfriendly types and mindsets. Some states just seem to give us a feeling or vibe as more friendly and welcoming than another.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:36 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Vermont was very friendly... too friendly
haha
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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The freindliest states i've been to:

Texas
Pennsylvania (at least the folks in rural pennsylvania around Pocono were friendly)
The people i've encountered in the deep southern states were pretty nice but I never really spent enough time in them to properly rate them. I was usually just driving through.

NYC was by far the rudest place i've visited.

Other places i've visited like Vegas and Florida were pretty neutral.
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Old 05-02-2010, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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NYC was by far the rudest place i've visited.

Let me guess, because we didn't wave to people as we walked by them? People from the south come up with any reason I think you have said in the past you have never been to NY either.
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