Where does North Carolina rank among the most hated states in America?
A study by BestLifeOnline.com ranked North Carolina as the 40th most hated state among Americans.
The study calculated its results based the following factors:
- Population increase or decrease in each state to the national average of 0.6%, based on the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Which residents felt the most pride in their home states based on percentage of people who agreed their state was "the best or one of the best possible states to live." States with the least pride ranked higher on the "Hatred Index."
- Other states that hate it and a combined population of each state.
- Results from a poll of 320,000 Instagram users conducted by illustrator and amateur researcher Matt Shirley on which state they hated the most.
North Carolina had a population change of 1.5% compared to the U.S. average; 34% state pride; zero other states that hated it; and a hatred index of -84.
Here is the full "Most Hated State In America" list based on BestLifeOnline.com's study:
- New Jersey
- New York
- West Virginia
- Rhode Island
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- South Carolina
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- South Dakota
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