Study Identifies Most Friendly/Unfriendly States in America

Apparently, New Yorkers are doing a great job living up to their reputation as being obnoxious and rude. A new study that ranks all 50 states by friendliness puts the Big Apple dead last. Released Monday, the results of the Big 7-sponsored survey says New Yorkers can be kind, as long as you "don't dawdle on the sidewalk or hold up traffic taking Instagram shots." Although neighboring New Jersey finished four spots higher on the list, the study notes residents are known for their "outright rudeness" and "in-your-face personalities." On the other end of the list, Minnesota comes in as the friendliest state in the country because of its "homey feel and locals who go the extra mile to welcome tourists." Tennessee comes in second, followed by South Carolina, Texas and Wyoming. But where does Oregon and Washington fall on this list? 50th is worst, 1st is best state.

45th Place: Washington - The state of Washington might consistently rank highly when it comes to environmentally-friendly states, but when it comes to people it’s a different story. While locals aren’t rude, it’s more of a “polite but unfriendly” vibe – hence the ‘Seattle freeze’. Maybe it’s all the rain.

24th Place: Oregon - Oregon is well known as a state where people are nice to strangers. Sure, the Portland hipster scene might take a while to break into, but they’re nice – swear. It’s also the most pet-friendly state in America, so your pooch will be welcome here too.

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