New York is NOT the Most Hated State in the US
You can't always believe what you see on social media. Chances are you have seen our great state of New York get belittled and beat up over the past couple of months. But there is good news. New York is NOT the most hated state in the union.
A new study conducted by Bestlife.com, shows that New York is only the 11th most hated state in the country.
The study shows that most of the hate from New York comes from our friends to the Northeast...Massachusetts. This is not hard to believe since there has been plenty of hate between the two states over sports including the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry and of course of loathing of the New England Patriots.
Here is New York's ranking from the bestlife.com study.
Population change compared to the U.S. average: -0.1 percent
State pride: 41 percent
States that hate it: Massachusetts
Population of states that hate it: 6,892,503
Hatred Index: 207
Of course, you want to know the most hated state in the country right? Well, it is one of our neighbors...New Jersey!
New Jersey got lots of hate according to the study.
Population change compared to the U.S. average: -0.3 percent
State pride: 28 percent
States that hate it: New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut
Population of states that hate it: 35,820,837
Hatred Index: 818
Here are the Top 5 most hated states according to the study.
1. New Jersey
So don't worry... we might get some hate here in New York, but just know there is more hate heading elsewhere.