Where North Carolina Ranks Among Study Of Most Hated U.S. States

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:

  1. New Jersey
  2. Texas
  3. California
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Florida
  6. Michigan
  7. Kentucky
  8. Indiana
  9. Alabama
  10. Kansas
  11. New York
  12. Illinois
  13. Ohio
  14. Wisconsin
  15. West Virginia
  16. Rhode Island
  17. Missouri
  18. New Mexico
  19. Mississippi
  20. Pennsylvania
  21. Louisiana
  22. Connecticut
  23. North Dakota
  24. South Carolina
  25. Massachusetts
  26. Vermont
  27. Iowa
  28. Maryland
  29. Maine
  30. Nebraska
  31. Hawaii
  32. Arkansas
  33. Alaska
  34. Virginia
  35. Tennessee
  36. New Hampshire
  37. Delaware
  38. Minnesota
  39. Georgia
  40. North Carolina
  41. Wyoming
  42. Montana
  43. South Dakota
  44. Oregon
  45. Colorado
  46. Arizona
  47. Nevada
  48. Washington
  49. Utah
  50. Idaho

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