Top 10 U.S. States with the Rudest People

The Top Ten
1 Florida Florida is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other.

I'm retired and have visited Florida in January and February for the last twenty years. I'm called a Snow Bird because I winter in Florida to avoid the snow. During my stays, I have encountered many very rude and pushy people, although a few were nice.

I asked one of the nice individuals why so many people are very rude and pushy in Florida. He explained that almost all Florida residents moved there from other states, bringing their bad habits with them. While this was a good explanation, it didn't ease my interactions with these rude and pushy individuals. Obviously, I don't winter in Florida for the friendly people.

I could give you fifty examples, but I'll limit myself to just one. Once, while shopping in a crowded, large Florida grocery store, I noticed a man in his 30s. He was driving his shopping cart like a race car, hastily throwing items into it, and bumping into other customers and carts. He never smiled or apologized to anyone, seeming solely focused on getting in and out of the store as quickly as possible.

2 New Jersey New Jersey is a state in the northeastern and mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania, and on the southwest by Delaware.

New Jersey's motto should be "Liberty and prosperity, for those of us snobs who have everything catered to our whims." It's always seemed like only the snobs and white privileged residents of the state get any justice or healthy, safe, and comfortable living. Anyone else gets treated worse than dirt with no respect. A high majority of New Jersey citizens have no morals or common sense.

New Jersey is so self-centered and entitled. I'm surprised their communities don't have a king or queen ruling over them like England.

3 Ohio Ohio is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. Ohio is the 34th largest by area, the 7th most populous, and the 10th most densely populated of the 50 United States.

I have never been to Ohio, but almost everyone I have met from there is so arrogant and rude. I have met a large number of them because one of their main freeways leads directly to my state. They think they know more than anyone else and that they are better in every way than others around them. And I am white, so it's not a racist thing in my case.

As far as backstabbing goes, I once worked closely with a woman from Ohio that I initially thought was very nice. However, before too long, I found out that she was lying to me and our bosses. She was trying to set me up, pretending that I hadn't done some of the work she had (allegedly) given me! Thankfully, one of the doctors we worked for saw through her scheme and let me know. Because of that and many other negative experiences, I unfortunately keep my guard up whenever I meet someone from Ohio.

4 Massachusetts Massachusetts, officially the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most populous state in the New England part of the northeastern region of the United States.

I have lived here my whole life and I love it. We have thick skin. No, we are not the nicest people. If you want nice, don't come here.

We don't say hello to every person on the street - people are nuts, and we have enough of our own problems - and we don't play nice. If you do happen to get our attention, we are just going to make fun of you and belittle you. It's how we show love to one another. Some may not understand it, but that's how we are. If you don't like it, don't stay here.

No one asked you to come here, and if you are just going to whine about how "your" state is so much better than ours, by all means, go home! We don't want you here anyway. The fewer crybabies, the better.

5 Missouri Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is the 21st most extensive, and the 18th most populous of the fifty states.

Never in my life have I seen such rude and hateful people. No one will talk to you in public, and good luck trying to engage someone in conversation. They will just brush you off. People will stare at you and make faces. Most people have their circle of friends, and that's about it.

You walk into a store, gas station, or anywhere, and if you get close to someone, they run off. Large crowds are also horrible because no one wears a mask, and even the police are anti-maskers there. Everyone is trying to run and avoid everyone else, creating a total madhouse. It is ultra-conservative, so people are very judgmental, and all of that. If you wear something that shows skin, people will run from you as if you're the plague. I've had a lady and a man tell me, "You're making us uncomfortable." I've seen people huffing and puffing, and it's not an exaggeration when they talk about the huff and puff. If you get near them, they literally huff and puff. It amazes me.

6 New York New York is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic Region. New York was one of the original thirteen colonies that formed the United States. With an estimated 19.54 million residents in 2018, it is the fourth most populous state. In order to distinguish the state from the city with the same name, it is... read more

I live in New York State in the Capital Region area, including Schenectady, Albany, and Troy. I find that a lot of people here are shady and do things behind your back. They will backstab you in an instant.

They are nice to your face, but when you're not looking, they demean you. They are highly judgmental control freaks, interfering with your happiness and well-being. They are impatient, disrespectful, have no boundaries, no respect for your space, and are consistently inconsistent.

The environment here is chaotic, high-stress, and not peaceful at all. No one minds their own business here. Romance is terrible. You can't ever find a loyal partner. They are liars, quick to undermine you and to take away your freedom.

7 Illinois Illinois is a state in the midwestern region of the United States. It is the 5th most populous state and 25th largest state in terms of land area, and is often noted as a microcosm of the entire country.

I moved from NYC to the suburbs of Illinois, and four years have passed in this place with only work and no social life or friends. Why did I do that? There are absolutely no good reasons to live in Illinois. At least NYC is always awake, and you can enjoy great food at any time of the day, with unbelievably good pizza, whether thin or deep-dished. Even the street vendors' food is delicious.

NYC has plenty of entertainment, but there is absolutely zero in Illinois or Chicago. It's more expensive than NYC, with no customer service. The eateries are terrible, and the people are crazy, selfish, entitled, antisocial, judgmental, arrogant, rude, narcissistic, bigoted, opinionated, rural, ignorant, prejudiced, racist, obnoxious, and they drive as if they own the world. They never apologize or back off when wrong.

God forbid you get into a road altercation here. They'll call the cops on you, and the cops will actually show up at your door to harass you for why you've given someone the finger. Illinoisans are sheltered cry babies who feel entitled to everything. You shouldn't even try to defend yourself if they are attacking you. They'll insult you and laugh, and if you try to brush them off, they'll continue until they see you break down. Even then, they won't back down. Yeah, Illinoisans are tough, alright, but not for the right reasons.

It's an unbelievably bad place to raise a family, with bad nature and scenery, bad weather, bad crime, no manners, no culture, no values (only money and prestige), no morals, and a white trash-redneck closed-minded mentality!

8 Texas Texas is a state in the Southern USA. It is the second largest by area and population. Its largest city is Houston.

Most everything said here is untrue, but the idea that Texas is downright rude is 100% accurate. I also tend to agree that it's mostly the transplants and not the natives. I don't think racism is a problem among Whites.

However, many Mexicans think they're on a crusade to reclaim the American Southwest (Aztlan), and the Blacks here absolutely hate White people.

The drivers are terrible, more so than in other states. But the people are just rude and aggressive often for no reason at all. Lots of unhappy people. Property is cheap.

9 Nevada Nevada is a state in the Western, Mountain West, and Southwestern regions of the United States of America.

I moved here from New Jersey, which is higher on the list. I thought no matter where I went, people would be nicer. Not here. I do believe a lot of the rudeness is driven by ignorant, privileged white people who have never left the state. Did I say ignorant? I meant stupid.

There are car accidents every single day, multiple times a day. They all just crash into each other. They complain about traffic caused by people moving here, but if you ask them, they have six children and fourteen grandchildren. They don't realize those are the people on the road. People here have no drive to do anything but get pregnant at 18. Gaudy trucks are everywhere. Everyone has a jet ski and an RV, and all the conversation is about guns. The evidence of small 'members' is everywhere here. Dumb little prick middle American wastes.

10 Arkansas Arkansas is a state located in the Southeastern region of the United States. Its name is of Siouan derivation, denoting the Quapaw Indians.

Like Kansas, people are conservative and wary of change and anything outside their norm. North Arkansas is pretty beautiful, but it's boring like the Midwest.

The law enforcement and other 'higher-ups' in Arkansas lack intelligence and are horribly unprofessional and rude. The mindset of many people in this state is very unfriendly. It's not just the people in charge, but a big majority of residents as well. Not sure how they get off on being bigots.

Most racists per capita, plus a crime rate way above the national average. Oh yeah, definitely such a great state with so many nice folks just out and about...not.

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11 Utah Utah is a state in the western United States. It became the 45th state admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896. Utah is the 13th-largest, the 31st-most populous, and the 10th-least-densely populated of the 50 United States.

I can't agree more with what everyone else has said. Utah is a state of hypocrites. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I am ashamed at the behavior of so many members in this state, which so obviously opposes our fundamental beliefs. People are awful, rude drivers who intentionally try to frustrate others on the road by tailgating and blocking others from turning. When you make eye contact with someone and smile, you will often get a scowl in return. Law enforcement officials are completely egotistical and cruel, as opposed to the usually well-meaning and affable ones that I have encountered in other states. I only ever visit this awful place to see family members.

12 Michigan

If all the compliments in regards to Michigan are negative, the state must have a very low vibration. I don't think that people are being hypocritical by sharing their experiences. This is what this website is for, similar to Yelp.

While you do have a good point about the Upper Peninsula being "nice," that does not compensate for all the truthful comments about people not being kind. If 7 out of 8 people say the people in Michigan are generally not nice, this evidence is factual. Also, bias may be at play. Many of the commentators have traveled all over. Have you? You don't know if a state is truly rude unless you have something to compare it to.

My advice to you is to get out of the Upper Peninsula, explore the world, and come back to see if this 'hell on earth' is really authentically nice. There is a difference between telling the truth and being rude. Thanks so much. I look forward to hearing about your travels.

It looks like 90% of people agree that Michigan is rude. This is a known fact. Basic thinking will not expand the mind. Thus, the word provincial.

13 Oklahoma

Oklahoma City is considered a rude city. According to polls, 2.3% of respondents picked the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area as the rudest metro area in America.

Oklahomans should probably get an educated reality check first and learn how to spell and sound out the most basic of words before they give anyone else an opinion of what they think, just saying. They're quick to judge around here.

There are quite rude people here that ignore you on the phone or pretend they are not listening. Terrible place to work and live, terribly hot and miserable. The food is gross and unhealthy, and they are some of the fattest people on earth, very rude. If you come from Sweden, you will think you are in a war zone.

14 California California is a state in the Southwestern United States. With 39.6 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 square kilometers), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento, and the largest city is Los Angeles... read more

I have experiences in both Southern and Northern California. I met a lot of people with an attitude in both areas. Their attitude problem seems to come from having a globalist mindset. Many people living in California, whether they are White Americans, Black Americans, colored immigrants, or foreigners, are globalist-minded.

When people have a globalist mindset, they tend to think that everybody else is stupid or inferior, which makes them arrogant and rude. I perceived this type of unpleasant attitude from all kinds of people while I was in California. People are easygoing on the surface but are not very kind or respectful to other people nearby.

Some immigrants and foreigners are not helping or getting along with each other and act as white wannabes instead. They became the ass-kissers or the puppets of the globalist elites and are being cold and traitorous to their own people. It's really too bad because there are a lot of beautiful sceneries, nice weather, and good food in California, which I loved.

15 Connecticut

It's true that there are a lot of people with a horrible attitude here. I have lived in Connecticut for 41 years, and as a general contractor, I travel and work with many different people. The panhandle is horrible, and right up the middle isn't much better.

I once read an article that said New Haven is one of the worst cities in the country, and that is 100% true. But the shoreline north of the Havens is actually very nice, as is the western side. I can also honestly say from experience that New York and New Jersey should top this list, closely followed by Massachusetts.

16 Indiana

Indiana has a lot of rude, selfish, and problematic people. Since I've been here, I've noticed that people will be friendly to you if you're in a group that looks up to the ones they think so highly of. But God forbid you have common sense and not follow in their footsteps and act decently, because if you do, they'll treat you like they do the "Outsiders." They treat you as if you're a stranger and scowl at you.

I am from the grand "Northern California," 43 years born and raised. Country living... UNTIL... movie stars moved in. Then followed six or seven-story high rises where I used to go catch frogs and pull off the legs of pollywogs. Riding my bike all over town, I had to be in before the street lights came on. As soon as the land was cluttered and started to look like LA, I was heartbroken. So, I packed up and moved to Indiana. Talk about going from the frying pan into the fire. It is SO BEAUTIFUL here. Why is everyone so angry?

Oh, I didn't realize that "The Good Ole Boys" was a real thing. Talk about straight-up ignorant and STUPID. Yeah, it still is slander. It's also bullies who grew up to just bully women. It's cool. Lawyers are catching on finally out here.

17 Arizona Arizona is a U.S. state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states.

For those who voted for New York, you're only thinking of the stereotypes. I lived in both New York and Arizona. People from Arizona are a lot more rude than in New York, even the kids at my schools were extremely rude as well.

I've lived in Arizona my whole life and yes, by far the worst place ever. People are full of themselves and think they are gods. Complete jerks everywhere in this state.

I have traveled to almost every state in America. The nastiest people I have ever met live in Arizona!

18 Alabama Alabama is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Georgia to the east, Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south, and Mississippi to the west.

I lived there, and the level of hatred towards immigrants is astounding. While people may appear nice and reserved on the outside, at first, I learned that it's only a facade, and what lies beneath is violent hate. I was physically assaulted simply because I'm an immigrant from Europe. My college mates, who were immigrants from various countries, were chased by a big group of neo-Nazis with chains while trying to walk to college. Multiple immigrants working at the nearby gas station were shot dead. My neighbor from Asia had his car pelted with rocks just for driving through a neighborhood. Both local whites and blacks were involved in these incidents.

People don't show their hatred upfront but suddenly become violent. It seems they're just waiting for a convenient moment. I was told that even if you're an American born and bred just 2 hours away, you'd never be accepted there.

19 Maryland Maryland is a state located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.

Horrible place to live. I grew up there and was bullied terribly. I'm so glad I don't live there anymore. I've heard now it's nothing but crime and drugs.

Growing up there was very hard. I even got picked on at the grocery store. I have very pale skin.

Everyone in Maryland is obsessed with tanning or spray tan, so if you're pale, they make fun of you or stare at you like you're an alien or something. I live in Florida now. The people are nicer, but there are a lot of stupid people and bad drivers. However, Maryland has to be the worst place I've ever lived.

20 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

Even worse than people from Virginia are those from Pennsylvania. I have traveled the world over and have never met people more self-absorbed and oblivious to the existence or rights of others. Their inability to imagine life outside of themselves is most apparent in their driving. They drive 20-30 miles over the speed limit, change lanes without signaling or even looking, run stop signs, and pull out of parking lots without stopping.

Pennsylvania is so boring that its self-centered inhabitants feel the need to invade nearby states all summer long, quite like mosquitoes. You can always tell if Pennsylvanians have been in your state because they leave behind piles of litter and garbage. They're not fit to live in a world with other humans.

21 Wisconsin Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.

Wisconsin has the most terrible, mean, bullying, hostile, and just purely evil people I have ever met! Road rage every day, and just awful. I am embarrassed to say this was my home state. I am moving and never coming back. I have traveled and lived in many places, and Wisconsin is the most evil.

Rudest people. Worst drivers. Very dumb.

Don't walk at night because you may get killed by the many drunk drivers. Nothing is good about Wisconsin. All their food sucks. Even for a cheese state, they can't even make a decent pizza.

22 Rhode Island Rhode Island, officially the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is a state in the New England region of the United States.

People on the East Coast and West Coast are not nice at all. They are very cold and not genuine. However, on the East Coast, they are more direct, which is nice, and confrontational.

Rhode Island has really bad drivers. Be careful driving in Providence because most of the bad drivers live there. Traffic is bad in the city of Providence, but everywhere else is fine.

By the way, traffic is worse in the morning around 7 AM - 11 AM and 2 PM - 7 PM. The most annoying part of Rhode Island is the poor roads. It's the worst in the country, which is sad for Rhode Island's reputation.

23 Tennessee Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 17th most populous of the 50 United States.

I have lived in three different regions in Middle to East Tennessee over the past ten years, and in all three places, I find most of the people to be viscerally rude. My most recent move was to Cookeville, where I bought a farm a year ago and hoped to finally set some roots and raise my kids. Less than a year later, I'm already looking to leave the state entirely.

Folks throw trash in my yard on a regular basis, are generally passive-aggressive, and lack any empathy. Good ole boys spend 80% of their income on booze and fuel and spend the whole weekend hot rodding while drunk well into the early morning hours. The police, or "the law," do nothing. The redneck pansies always have a friend riding shotgun, so they have someone to back them up when they inevitably initiate an unnecessary conflict with random strangers.

I travel a lot for a living and can say, although not as in your face as much as a place like Cambridge, MA, folks from Tennessee should absolutely rank near the top of the most unfriendly states.

24 North Carolina North Carolina is a state in the southeastern region of the United States. The state borders South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, Virginia to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east.

Really? People here are actually very nice outside of the Cary and Raleigh areas where all the snobs live. Yes, those people are rude, but the rest of the state? I mean, Charlotte and Asheville have some of the best people you'll ever meet, and the rural areas are no exception. I don't think it should be up this high, but alright.

The driving is usually a nightmare. People are backstabbing but then can't back anything up. They think "being nice" is a cover for trying to manipulate others. They'll lie and justify it to themselves, so it's not on their consciences. It's hilarious when you catch someone doing something wrong to you. They can never handle the heat.

25 Mississippi Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south.

This state is full of racists who support Hitler and Stalin.

Racist, hostile to outsiders and just mean.

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