New York least friendly state in US, New Jersey 5th least friendly: survey

Andrew Weber
August 20, 2019 - 7:40 am
Times Square

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — New York finished dead last in a survey of the friendliest states in the country by a travel website posted Monday.

Big 7 conducted a survey of its 1.5 million people social audience, asking “what are the friendliest states in America?”

The survey offered New York a backhanded compliment, saying that “Locals might seem a bit gruff at first, but it’s a melting pot of many cultures and the neighbourhoods in each borough have a community feel if you manage to stick it out for long enough.”

“We’re friendly in a different way,” one New Yorker told 1010 WINS.

The Empire State’s tri-state neighbors didn’t fare much better with New Jersey finishing 46th and Connecticut 38th.

“The Jersey attitude can be perceived as just outright rudeness. And in this survey, it seems as though that’s definitely the case,” the site had to say about the Garden State.

The survey found Minnesota was the friendliest state in the country.

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