US States With the Rudest People

The Top Ten

1 New York New York

We moved here almost 11 years ago due to it being my spouse's assigned military duty station. Although the majority of people here are super standoffish and rude ( can't seem to ever admit when they have made a mistake but make a huge display and DEMAND an apology if they feel you have wronged them in some way), typically don't hold doors open for strangers, and typically the residents where I'm at have zero patience when driving, and feel the need to honk even if they are the ones blatantly in the wrong as per traffic rules. There's an entitled and superior attitude most people have here. We have been referred to as "those NAVY people" in a derogatory way. Seems to be a popular thing to take passive jabs at people. Our postal lady indeed went postal on me- my spouse was deployed and apparently I missed paying the annual fee by a week. Instead of simply returning the mail to sender or charging me the late fee, she felt the need to literally YELL at me in a lobby full of customers. I ...more

I'm from Connecticut and many people are snobby and rude and really have a lot to learn. But some are also very nice. It really depends on a persons temperament and upbringing. That being said, I've lived in many other states and (often) in general people seem to have a more relaxed attitude in some other states. But there can be good and bad anywhere.

I think New York is the most rudest state i. I went to New York for my birthday week. I was in line and someone skip me twice and guest what the business actually service them knowing they skip. Also my sister got the wrong order when she told them that it was wrong instead of given her the right meal they throw it away and throw her refund on top of the counter and served the next person. True story.

People here are nice

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2 Massachusetts 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.

Most disgusting state I've ever been to. Dirty towns, bad roads with drivers who race up on your ass and don't stop at yield signs and turn their cars like they don't have power steering or pull out in front of you at 80mph and then slow down to 25mph making you slam on your breaks. The trees are leaning all over the roads and it's old buggy trails and pot holes that came out of the video game/movie Silent Hill. In fact, the state looks like the game Silent Hill. Misty and grey with terrible roads and homes that haven't been fixed since 1960 and trees and shrubs overgrown all over the place.

Sports obsessed weirdos, too. If you go out on a date with a guy in Massachusetts, they'll immediately talk about sports as if you're a dude they're friends with, its bizarre. It's almost like the guys in Massachusetts have never talked to a girl in their life and are stuck at the mindset of 12 year olds. They don't know how to be friends with woman, either. It's a backwards state. It's ...more

I've lived here less than one year, and previously spent many years as a resident of New Hampshire often having to travel to Massachusetts for business purposes. Before living in New England, I was raised in the Midwest and spent time living down south as well. Based on my experience in many states of the country, I can honestly say this is the most inconsiderate, rude, careless, and selfish state! It's one thing to deal with harassment and a rush after work driving on the highways, but to have compete disregard for one's safety when he or she is unwilling to speed at 80 mph during a dangerous blizzard and swerve around turning cars immediately is uncalled for! My neighbors here have been a constant source of frustration and disappointment. It seems all children have the upper hand and can do no wrong, and forget about manners let alone an apology after being harassed and having your property destroyed and trespasses upon multiple times a day! I've come to accept the coldness and ...more

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, 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 is how we show love to one another. Some may not understand it, but it is 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 our state, by all means GO HOME! We don't want you here anyway. The less cry babies the better.

This should be number 1

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3 New Jersey 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.

I am from Indiana and I moved to Jersey to be with my fiance. Needless to say, we are moving back to Indy as soon as our house sells. I have never in my life met so many rude, snobby or unkind people.

People here are rude, judgmental, and hate people who stand out. Kids in schools here are loud, rude, and non accepting. I had to put my child into homeschooling because of how much bullying was going on.

I honestly agree like about school but everything else is good and should not be this high but kids in school are like this but if you look for better ones, me and my family are good picks so stop complaining about the people. Sigh, such racist lists - Masterofal

I moved to Florida recently and found that the general population of people are from New Jersey. Well being from upstate New York, (not the city saratoga area) I had found that in the summer idiots from Jersey and New York City migrated up to Sartoga and Lake George area. I found that fatalities when up on I -87 during this time and more aggression took place at night clubs, proof is in the pudding. Now I am living down here in an area loaded with jersyites and all I can say is they are the rudest pushiest pieces of crap I have ever come across.

New Jersey sucks!

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4 Michigan 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 UP being "nice, " that does not compensate for all the truthful comments about people not being kind. If 7 out 8 people say the people in Michigan are generally not nice, this evidence is factual. Also, bias may be used. 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 UP, 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. Look forward to hearing about your travels. Looks like 90 % of people agree that Michigan is rude. This is a known fact. Basic thinking will not ...more

The proof is in the facts: Flint Water Crisis, No Emissions Testing, high alcoholism, and depression rate. Detroit is one of the biggest cities in the country and has the least amount of people per mile. Everyone left for a reason and they're still leaving. For years, the surveys have always voted Detroit as the rudest city. This is not new information. The place is culturally poor, destitute in etiquett and manner, and there is a huge disparity of incomes in the suburbs of Detroit. Eminem doesn't even like this place and is always angry when he performs in other states. He carries the anger with him. The movie, 'The Five-Year Engagement depicts the helplessness and boredom and lack or friendliness and evolution amongst the provincials here. They ended up back in California for a reason. Many intelligent people know to never visit here unless they absolutely have to.

Below is an Indiana response, but this is the type of post someone from Michigan would do, insult a school aged child, without probing deeper into the issue. Passive Aggressive Bullying. Maybe the solution would be to contact his parents? Especially putting his name on the internet. From where I come from, that is called Slander. I am so proud to not be from this state!

"Well, I live here and everyone I know is very kind, selfless, and sharing, except a couple people who do not follow school directions, because I am a teacher there. All of my students except a boy named Evan are very behaved and kind! " - pra

Whine, whine, whine is all these people do.
Michiganders are the lowest form of humans on earth. Grown men pick on women. Grown women pick on other people’s babies. As for the UP, UP yours! You overly proud rednecks with no etiquette! Whine some more please and drink some more wine. There are about 20% of people that are trying to make this sorry excuse for a state a better place, but 80% have no manners and to desire to evolve! There is saying that Michigan does not belong in the US. It really is not connected to the heart of the land. It’s dysfunctional and disconnected. Stay away from this northern Redneck Hillbilly place. People don’t talk to you here unless they want something from you. It is no wonder everyone flees out of this piss poor contaminated crappy garage can.

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5 Connecticut Connecticut

People here are so elitist, obnoxious, judgmental and selfish. Moved to Indiana and it's amazing how nice the people are here.

Sense of entitlement -- always angry -- elitist -- rude -- quick to curse -- intolerant -- sharp, cutting accent -- inability to be graceful -- hurried -- stressed -- overwhelmed -- petty. have I missed anything? How I would love to be wrong! How I would love to say that people here are warm and inviting. But it would be a lie. I almost feel they're a little proud of their obnoxiousness.

Living here for about a year was all I could take. The people treat each other like crap and they are the most judgmental human beings on Earth. If the entire state simply slid into the Long Island Sound, our country would be better off.

We are jam-packed with 'entitled' people. Various parts of the world owe the residents a living from all parts of the human spectrum. AND they can't drive here either. Apparently Red Traffic Lights mean "see how fast you can drive under the red light" because I have to go do something important.

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6 Florida Florida

The women in Florida are not nice. Afraid to burst your bubble. Don't try to cozy to em. They won't let you. Brr. The warmest state has the most cold blooded women.

I agree that Florida has lots of rude people and especially rude women. Women can't even say hello when you smile and say hello to them. Women are to independent here and don't seem to want a family life or relationships and discriminate against interracial dating a lot.

I have lived in South Florida my whole life and I can attest that the people in FL are not nice. If you think you are going to find good friends and good relationships think again! Impossible to achieve because people here use other people and when they are done they throw you away. I've met many people that when I spoke to them about FL they confess that it is true! People here are superficial, rude, racist and narcissistic. It's a party state nobody is taken seriously here everyone just want to have a good time. I pray to God to help me get me and my family out of this sinful state where people morals and values are in the dirt. Oh and FL only cares about tourists, old retired people and restaurants Business screw the locals they say. I don't want to have kids here and raise them around these people. Plain and simple people in FL are trash.

South Florida has the absolute rudest people!

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7 Ohio 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.

Women in Ohio are rude, entitled, jealous and envious! It's impossible to befriend them! It's like they're always competing for attention!

Lived in Ohio for 3 years. Other places I worked there is always one back stabber but in Ohio ALL your coworkers will be out to get you and each other.

The workers in Ohio are lazy narcissistic and rude. You can't work anywhere where there are normal people. Can't wait to move.

Have lived in two different states, Ohio and Florida. I may be from Ohio but it amazes me how petty and underhanded people here are. Good luck with co-workers not talking behind your back. Everyone is out to get everyone else in order to make themselves look better or just to be mean. Girls/women are horrible with how they treat each other.

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8 California California

I've lived up and down the State of California. Actually, I've lived in California all my life. This is truly the State of entitlement and "it's all about me & I'll do what I want" attitude. No one holds the door open for you, no one uses their blinker, no one says thank you or please, absolutely no manners or just plain rude. Everyone is all about themselves and has no consideration for anyone or their feelings. I can't wait to move out for good!

I have lived in Japan, Kentucky and Michigan prior to moving to California. Despite having spent only 2 years as opposed to the at least 5 years in each of the other places I've lived in, the numbers of rude people I've encountered here far exceeded the ones I've encountered in all the other places added up. Not just the numbers, but the extend of rudeness. It is unbelievable why some people choose to be this rude. I can't wait to get out of here.

I have lived in California for over 35 years. The people here are rude, loud and mean. The state is now singled out to one race, Mexicans. No one speaks English. What happened to diversity?

They said Hawaii wrong

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9 Utah 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.

People here are so rude in every possible way. People actually go out of their way to be rude one the road. They speed up to block you when they see blinkers or notice you're trying to change lanes. They cut you off all the time and I have to slam on my breaks quite often. Forget stop signs, people are selfish and refuse to wait, they think they're too important. People go or of their way to be rude. I hear a lot of times "Utah people are rude on the road but are nice people". That's the biggest load of crap I hear. If people are going out of their way to be rude on the road, that means they consciously want to be rude, nice people don't do that.

They STARE ALL THE TIME and gossip about everyone. You're being watched intensely. They get upset if you stare back. They want to see if you're Mormon, if you don't dress like them, they tell each other if you're not Mormon. Their gossiping is so loud. The neighborhoods know each other well because they all go to the same ...more

The worst is being in customer service. No body likes working for free and that happens all the time as a server. No body wants to chase your kids around in a store while they act like terrorists destroying everything and running people over. If you come to visit Utah make sure you lower your deductible before you come. My first visit here resulted in an accident and the driver had no insurance. And don't mind the dirty looks you get if you don't have a kid in tow. If you don't have children you must be trying to take some one else's by the way they look at you. Utah is a beautiful place to live and I like it here but I have yet to actually talk to more than four neighbors and I have lived here for a year. Utah needs to change because as of right now it is the rudest state on the west coast and that is saying something because nobody likes a Californian.

People in Utah have no manners. They are loud, obnoxious and self-centered. Put your car blinker on and people will speed up. Say "Excuse me" when you are cornered in a grocery aisle and they will just stand in your way. Don't bother crossing at a crosswalk, the drivers will speed up and not stop even though you have the right of way. They let their bratty kids make a mess at stores and Utahns don't grasp a basic understanding of common courtesy.

I have lived here my whole life and I hate it. The people ARE TERRIBLE. every time I get into my car "I have to wonder will some douche nugget kill me today? " Entitled people everywhere, nobody matters except themselves. All the comments I can agree with 110%. People are shallow and your wealth and the way you appear is more important than who you really are. Mormons like to pretend they are hollier than thou, but you never know what goes on behind closed doors so get off your high horse. you just hide all your dirt. They go out of their way to interrupt your day i.e stand in the way at grocery stores, you say excuse me and they look at you like you are the spawn of satan, ride your tail while driving and god forbid you actually follow the speed limit (5 above) they pass you flipping you off or running you off the road (NO JOKE, it has happened to me before), even throwing drinks or whatever else at you. whether you come from the SLC area or a small town like Price ut, the ...more

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10 Washington Washington Washington is a state in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States located north of Oregon, west of Idaho, and south of the Canadian province of British Columbia on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is the only state named after a president.

Voted for my own state. I honestly hate most of the people here, very few actually have smiles on their faces even in places like church. I understand that not everyone has to show themselves to be the happiest people on the planet but still, show some quality people jeez.

Lived in Seattle for 25 years this is right on. I think the phrase that fits Seattle is covertly hostile.

I've lived here all my life and this state is one of the most rudest states I've been to. I've visited almost all 50 states and I hate WA the most. Yes, I still live here, trying to move out. People are unfriendly and self absorbed. And man are they uppity, even in the smaller cities.

Rude to outsider's you must be white to have respect

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The Contenders

11 Indiana Indiana

Moved out of state in 05 had to come back for work and education in 2010. Spent seven years trying to complete college due to the very poor attitudes towards employees improving themselves. I can say Central Indiana has been a poor decision in moving here. In the 33 years I lived here, Michigan/Indian borderline has been the most friendly and out-going part of this state.

Indiana is the rudest most selfish and uncaring state I have ever been in. I lived there for one year and at first chance got the hell out and do not intend to ever go back again. I can say I met 2 people there who I will stay in touch with. I have no desire to ever see the rest of the people I met.

I moved to back to Indiana from Michigan hoping to find work and complete a college degree. I relearned that my fellow Hoosiers have become down right hateful and employers seem to Target anyone improving themselves. It is sad to see Hoosiers acting this way.

I am from the grand "Northern California" 43 years born and raised. Country stars moved in. Followed were 6, 7 story high rises where I usta go catch frogs an pull off the legs of pollywogs. Riding my bike ALL overy town, gotta be in before the stree 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 to 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. Ya, 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.

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

Washington isn't a bad place. You went to Seattle. I just want to let you know that you went to Seattle. We're 100% different! Auburn is awesome, but we're not perfect. I agree that we're bad in some cases. Apparently, a middle school principal from a school I used to go to bullied a teacher and she tried to kill herself. Then, I heard (about the same principal) that he had sexual relations with a teacher. Also, I'm still not allowed to walk 2 blocks by myself because of all of these sexual predators. Don't read the beggining of this paragraph, Washington is terrible.

Where do I start? Maryland has some of the most sociopathic neighbors and teenagers you could ever imagine. Some of their kids make threats to kill their neighbors when their bored. Their mothers head out to finish the job to make threats to kill people. And this is in the upscale rich communities. Maryland is hell.

Sociopathic neighbors is right on the money I have one right now and cannot understand why. Moved here for job obligations. This state sucks first year I was here had my car stolen. I find Maryland people to be either very nosey getting in your business were it doesn't belong or the other extreme and not even acknowledge your presence.

The Eastern Shore of Maryland

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

I'm from Philadelphia, and my parents don't live together, so my mom (who's not really from PA, she grew up in NJ but was born in Brooklyn because my grandparents used to live there. I'd really rather be there.) lives a suburb town right outside of Philadelphia, and my dad lives in the city. Let me tell you, most people in that town (the suburban town) are rich, and I know this from going to school with their kids, most are just awful people. I want to make more friends, but I don't go out of my circle of friends at all because nobody else is really that nice. Most people have their little clique, which makes them unkind when other people try to join (I have a very good example of that and how PA people are rude, but that's a really long story). Want a place with all, not just some, nice, kind people? Well, get the hell out of here.

I can't speak for Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Because those places are vastly different than the interior of PA. Especially central PA. People here do not welcome new people, ideas, or ways of thinking. People here are deeply set in their ways and don't like anything that is even thinking about the outside world.

PA Sucks - people are rude and don't have time for anyone but themselves. They are very selfish - state takes all your money in property tax - local tax - sales tax, etc... and still cannot balance a billion dollar budget. Corruption at its finest here. Lancaster County PA

In southwestern pa.washington county I live for 50 years, Since my dad passed away in 1996 the close family has cracked up to everybody for them selves.Back in 96 my well to do mom got real funny toward me and had papers served me to stay away and from what I gather my son (her grandson) and his aunt is only in her will,my wonderful rich cousin (my moms nephew) the chiropractor told me don't come back for adjustments any more even though he adjusts my mom and my 28 year old sons back for free, none of my moms family wants any contact with me, most of my dads side past a away,uh, when I got my divorce my attorney never represented me and gave my wife mostly everything and really wiped my out into financial holocaust,uh, all the production jobs really really suck here really really bad with lying greedy arrogant don't care about employees owners, Ha ha lol shake my head,I recommend ya don't come here if ya don't have to,invest your time wisely some where else, unless I create money I'm ...more

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14 Rhode Island 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.

It's funny because we are rude! But who cares? We can all agree the New Yorkers are the rudest.


15 Colorado Colorado Colorado is a state in the United States encompassing most of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains.

This state has some of the rudest people. People in Colorado have no manners whatsoever. They also are very inconsiderate drivers, they drive like crap.

I went to stay at the Stanley hotel for a week. Beautiful scenery..people were something else. Aside from getting stared at and constantly dealing with people being really condescending. Oddly, my job has me deal with people in Denver and Fort Collins for work and they are instantly arrogant and aggressive. They always sound so angry. Seriously...that state had no sense of fashion, manners, and the most weather beaten faces I have ever seen.

Hate working in this State! Rudest and most inconsiderate people. Love the views but not the people that come with it, being a hippie and living off the grid is the only way to live in this state!

Colorado is amazing and has like the nicest people ever

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

I worked as a healthcare provider servicing the people of different parts of Texas. I found there are few original Texans (those people are nice). Regrettably, there is a large population of extremely aggressive people and it's not the Mexicans.

I've lived here for almost my entire life and I've noticed a huge change in the last decade (and it's definitely not for the better) awful drivers and a widespread sense of narcissism (mixed in with a dense population) are detrimental in the main cities here

I have traveled the entire south and have never come across such rude and disrespectful people!

I’ve been here for seven years, when you find nice people trust me they are very nice. But unfortunately most of the people are rude, arrogant, no manners, no courtesy. They want to look good to the world but here, the discrimination, racism and other things I’ve never seen so high in other places you will se the then here. Good luck to the newcomers.

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17 Illinois 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.

Moved from NYC to the Illinois Subs and so far 4 years have been passed in this dump, with only work and no social life or friends... Why did I do that, absolutely no good reasons to live in Illinois. At least NYC doesn't sleep 24/7 and you can have great eats any time of the day, unbelievably good pizza, thin or deep dished, even the street vendors' food is delicious... Plenty of entertainment in NYC.., absolutely "0" in Illinois or Chicago, more expensive than NYC, no customer service, eateries are terrible, people are crazy, selfish, entitled, antisocial, judgemental, arrogant, rude, narcissistic, bigoted, opinionated, rural, ignorant, prejudiced, racist, obnoxious, and drive like they own the world, they never apologize or back off when wrong... Got forbid you get in an road altercation, they'll call the cops on you and the cops will actually show at your door to harass you for why you've given someone the finger. Illinoisans are sheltered cry babies who feel entitled to all, and ...more

I got forced here at age 11 after folks got divorced. Moved from California to an inner city school in Peoria. No worse culture shock ever. I could write a book. I'm 43 now as soon as I turn 50 and get me retirement I'm never coming here again. Worst state in the union

I have an online friend from Illinois, & man can he be rude. ;-)

People in Illinois are very judgemental, arrogant, and take pleasure in putting others down to make themselves feel better. Not to mention most of the schools have serious problems with kids being bullied. The school systems also lack the ability to put a stop to the bullying and harassment. Maybe if these kid's parents weren't cruel themselves and didn't poorly parent,they wouldn't repeat the cycle.

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18 Arizona Arizona

Tucson has the rudest people I've met

Tucson has one of the rudest people I've ever met in my life

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

Most unhelpful, uncaring, and rude people, and they suck at driving - bjinmaro64

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

Who put this on here

20 New Hampshire New Hampshire

Horrible place. Women are jealous, mean and sneaky to other women and their kids...especially when a woman is blonde and pretty. Lies, rumors and backstabbing keep bored rural people busy and when because they decide to hurt others rather than help others. White trash kids who are now middle class adults are the worst! New Hampshire is unfriendly, self centered, bizzare, trashy, arrogant and rude all at the same time. Come to enjoy the lakes and mountains, but stay away from the locals!

New Hampshire population consists of wealthy segregated rude whites and poor white trash heroin meth cocaine.. The browns and blacks hibernate and on fight or flight chemicals... Nasty white trash tattooed ignorant loud bigoted racist stuck up old people unfriendly dying cities more people leaving than coming New Hampshire is left with the white trash addicted to drugs the educated people meet hostility unless they r born bred in NH... Very awkward place nothing to do... People mentally sick close minded rude.

Rural state full of cultish communities that shun all outsiders, along with shallow commoners who only care about themselves.

A Place where everyone needs to get over themselves.
Insular, rude, stupid, nasty, stuck up, drugs.
Obsessed with hunting and shooting anything that moves.
Transplanted Mass-holes make it worse.

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