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.
Hey look at us. We top the list at something! Finally!
Here’s what the article had to say about us:
South Carolina’s residents are famously welcoming, making it such a friendly place to spend some time in. The Southern states are well known for their hospitality and kindness and South Carolina has both in spades.