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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

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Old 08-13-2010, 08:30 PM
 
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I've been to many states but I haven't stayed long enough to judge "the most friendly". The only state that I've stayed long enough to judge is California and most people are spoil...IMO. Perhaps it was the people that I hung around that were spoil...
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:01 PM
 
Location: blacklick (columbus),ohio
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my exp. OHIO,PENSYLVANNIA. .NOT GEORGIA, I THING THEY ARE JUST PLAIN MEAN, RACIST, STARIOTIPICAL, AND ARRAGANT
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Friendliest states I've been to are Tennessee (sans Memphis), New York (rural), and Kentucky.

Most unwelcoming I've been to are Louisiana (keep your cries of blasphemy to yourself please), Ohio, Urban New York, and southern Mississippi.

These are states I've spent long periods of time in. Note that urban and rural NY are two different worlds, and Southern Mississippi is pretty much just like Louisiana.

Also bear in mind that this is majority impression, not saying every person from these states is this way. I know some nice Louisianians and Ohioans. But for the most part the two states seem cold and unfriendly in their own ways.

To offer some explanation for Louisiana, a lot of people I've met here are friendly at first, but if you don't like parties, football or hunting then they give you the cold shoulder. There are also many folks who don't seem to know how to move past acquaintance and become friends, so you feel like a constant stranger.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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My home of Southeast Missouri is pretty friendly if I do say so myself.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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To offer some explanation for Louisiana, a lot of people I've met here are friendly at first, but if you don't like parties, football or hunting then they give you the cold shoulder. There are also many folks who don't seem to know how to move past acquaintance and become friends, so you feel like a constant stranger.
I agree. While there are real genuine people, I find there is a lot of pretentiousness about the so-called friendliness down here. I also notice people really overly interested in your personal business more than any other areas I've lived in.


I picked Virginia, and yes especially Northern Va. as found them genuinely warm and friendly.

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Old 04-18-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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I agree. While there are real genuine people, I find there is a lot of pretentiousness about the so-called friendliness down here. I also notice people really overly interested in your personal business more than any other areas I've lived in.
This is also true. My best friend here is 30 and still under his parent's constant watching eye. They even look at his debit transactions!
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Southern states by far with midwestern and northeastern states to be the least so.
I disagree.

Each state is different, and each community within the state are different.

I grew up in rural New York and the people are pretty friendly. The only jackwagons I come across are urbanites.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Dellwood, Minnesota
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Friendliest states: Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas (outside urban cities), southern half of Missouri, and Georgia (outside Atlanta)

Not so friendly: California, Florida, and Alabama
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Friendliest states: Tennessee, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas (outside urban cities), southern half of Missouri, and Georgia (outside Atlanta)

Not so friendly: California, Florida, and Alabama
Yeah, Alabama didn't seem so friendly. People there seemed really judgmental as soon as they saw you.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Dellwood, Minnesota
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Yeah, Alabama didn't seem so friendly. People there seemed really judgmental as soon as they saw you.
I agree! Arkansas is kinda the same way but little more friendly than Alabama though.
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