Hated U.S. States

People in every state were asked to say which state they hated the most. Which states were chosen as the most-hated state by residents of at least one state?
Based on a study done by @mattsurelee on Instagram. Source.
One state hates itself!!
Answer must correspond to the yellow box
Quiz by OnlyJon
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Last updated: January 30, 2020
First submittedJanuary 27, 2020
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Hating State(s)
Hated State
Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
California
Alaska, California, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Texas
Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Alabama, Florida, Georgia
Florida
Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Massachusetts
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
Alabama
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Illinois
Illinois
Indiana
Ohio
Michigan
Michigan, South Carolina
Ohio
Texas
Oklahoma
Kentucky
Tennessee
Tennessee, Indiana
Kentucky
Iowa
Nebraska
Nebraska
Iowa
Massachusetts
New York
Kansas
Missouri
Missouri
Kansas
West Virginia, Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
South Dakota
North Dakota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Virginia
West Virginia
Hawaii
Hates no one ?
New Jersey
Hates everyone !?
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Level ∞
Jan 27, 2020
Mostly expected with two surprises.

1) Florida hates itself !?

2) South Carolina hates Ohio

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Level 59
Jan 28, 2020
Thought Florida hating itself was kinda funny honestly. I also thought it was odd that SC hates Ohio but after a little bit of research (one whole website), it seems that Ohioans are just really crappy drivers and travel to Myrtle Beach quite a lot in their minivans.
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Level 89
Jan 30, 2020
I saw this as a map/meme circulating on ZME (Zuckerberg's Misinformation Engine) and almost thought it was a joke when I saw that FL hates itself.
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Level 77
Mar 16, 2020
What is South Carolina's beef with Ohio??
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Level 38
Mar 27, 2020
There is some beef between clemson and ohio state. Clemson beat them in a bowl game and there has been hatred between those fan bases ever since.
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2020
Yes, my first thought was that this poll was likely taken shortly after Clemson came back to beat Ohio State in the college football playoff in December 2019. Ohioans are absolutely crazy about Ohio State football.
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Level 82
Mar 16, 2020
I was planning to comment the same thing...what in the world would South Carolina have against Ohio?! I could see it if it was North Carolina, with the whole "First in Flight, Birthplace of Aviation" debate, but not South Carolina.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2020
From Ohio...a ton of people here vacation down in South Carolina. I've never been but I've heard that the locals don't like the influx of outsiders during the summer months.
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2020
The locals hate the people from out of town but love the money that they bring.
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Level 68
Mar 17, 2020
I know, right? Florida does not surprise me that much, but what on earth do South Carolinians have against poor Ohio???
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Level 66
Mar 20, 2020
Probably been overrun by Rust Belt refugees from Ohio
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2020
Definitely college football, Clemson and Ohio State are two top-tier programs that have had a few playoff matches against each other
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Level 80
Mar 27, 2020
I meet people in Florida all the time who complain about how much they hate the state. I'm not sure why so many of them live there but it's kind of a cliche. I'm also not really sure what their problem with Florida is.. it's nice.

SC hating OH I imagine has a lot to do with college sports rivalries same as a lot of these, actually.

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Level 56
Mar 27, 2020
Florida's weather is terrible, there's way too many people from everywhere else flooding the place, everybody brings different types of driving habits, and the city planning/urban sprawl is awful.
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Level 80
Mar 27, 2020
The weather is great. Sunshine. Warmth. Why do you think so many people are moving there flooding the place? It's not for the fantastic jobs market. Nobody moves to North Dakota for the climate.
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Level 78
Mar 27, 2020
For everything nice Florida boasts that brings in the tourists, living here is not quite such an attractive prospect. There is a lot of wealth inequality, not the best job market and a lot of competition, that sunshine state nickname doesn't include the fact that it's one of the rainiest states and also has hurricanes. The traffic is terrible in cities, dangerous outside of them. Dealing with tourists means a lot of economies depend on them, so we hurt when they don't come, but we also have to deal with their illnesses and occasionally rudeness. The cost of living is probably the worst aspect though, it's incredibly expensive to live in cities here.
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2020
Were the Buckeyes playing Clemson for the national championship when the poll was done?
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2020
No, Ohio invaded by moving there.
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2020
I'm not surprised at all, I can't wait to move out of the state. As for South Carolina, there's way too many Ohioans moving to coastal South Carolina.
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Level 37
Mar 27, 2020
I thought it was because their capitals have similar names? Aka who is more named after Christopher Columbus?
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2020
I was born and raised in Ohio and moved to South Carolina and lived there for several years. I can say that South Carolinians probably hate Ohioans for that very reason ... we tend to move to the Carolinas and "yankee" everything up, as I was told.
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Level 59
Mar 27, 2020
I live in a tourist town in South Carolina. We hate Ohio because of the massive influx of tourists from Ohio every year. And it's ALWAYS a Ohio license plate when someone doesn't know how to drive. As for Clemson vs. Ohio State, that's not really a factor. We hated them way before they met in the playoffs.
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Level 39
Mar 27, 2020
There is a massive amount of transplants from Ohio in the Carolina's. Also, for some reason people in the Midwest seem to think Myrtle Beach (Dirty Myrtle as Carolinians like to call it) is an amazing vacation spot.
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Level ∞
Jan 30, 2020
One more thing I noticed is that Minnesota hates Wisconsin who hates Illinois who hates Indiana who hates Kentucky who hates Tennessee, forming a line of hatred moving north to south.
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Level 67
Mar 16, 2020
Yea I thought that was interesting, sort of a congo-line of hate
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Level 70
Mar 27, 2020
But I bet Louisville hates Lexington, and vice versa, more than either hates Nashville.
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Level 37
Mar 27, 2020
Many of these hate their neighbors... encrouching on their territory way back when? I don't follow sports so did not make that association.
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Level 67
Jan 30, 2020
Not enough time in my opinion. Maybe add a minute.
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Level ∞
Jan 30, 2020
Okay
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Level 83
Jan 30, 2020
I got most of it once I realized it was primarily based on college sports rivalries. (Except New Jersey, which has no respectable college sports teams.)
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Level 72
Mar 15, 2020
I never thought of that, but it sounds right. Thanks for the enlightenment.
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2020
Rutgers would've made the NCAA tournament in basketball this year for the first time since like 1991 if it wasn't cancelled
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Level 41
Mar 27, 2020
Nor pro teams either.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2020
RU RAH RAH! 2020! Wooo!
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Level 70
Jan 30, 2020
I saw this map earlier. I'm surprised Wyoming wasn't the answer for Colorado, and vice versa. There's definitely a big rivalry here, but maybe not so much further south in the state?
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Level 85
Mar 14, 2020
Very satisfying how incredibly intuitive the vast majority of these are.
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Level 71
Mar 27, 2020
Not for me, but then I'm British and had to resort to random guesses! Interesting quiz though.
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Level 81
Mar 14, 2020
The real kicker is flat Midwest states hating another one more than the other 48. They are indistinguishable.
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Level 54
Mar 20, 2020
Eh. Most of them have some claim to fame.

Oklahoma - OKC, OU

Kansas - half of Kansas City

Nebraska - ...Omaha?

North Dakota - NDSU

South Dakota - South Dakota

Colorado - Denver

Wyoming - Yellowstone

Other four corners - canyons, rivers, etc.

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Level 70
Mar 14, 2020
Poor California.
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2020
Collectively, the 9 states that hate California have less than 70% of the GDP of California. I think California will be just fine.
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Level 68
Mar 17, 2020
But both a former Californian and a former Oregonian, I can tell you that the main beef a lot of people from these states have with California is all the Cali ex-pats fleeing to their states for a affordable living, lower taxes, etc., but bringing along a lot of the ideas and philosophies that inevitably lead to higher costs of living and higher taxes. Oh, and all the bad driving, too.
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2020
exactly!
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Level 82
Mar 15, 2020
haha, very amusing
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Level 74
Mar 15, 2020
Quoting some lyrics here:

"I don't always know what I like,

but I damn well know what I hate!"

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Level 74
Mar 15, 2020
If you think of this in terms of college football, a lot more answers make a lot more sense.
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Level 65
Mar 15, 2020
DiscoBay Golfer nailed it...otherwise a basic quiz full of hatred....
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Level 65
Mar 15, 2020
Those FIBs
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Level 79
Mar 16, 2020
New Jersey discriminates no one... It hates everyone else equally!!!

And Hawaii is the "Michael Jackson eating popcorn" meme...

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Level 81
Mar 22, 2020
Alaska hates them for hogging space off the coast of Los Angeles in a U.S. map, trying to look bigger than they are.
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Level 51
Sep 15, 2020
XD and texas also
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Level 76
Mar 17, 2020
Glad to see Texas my home state is moderately hated. Not the most hated which is nice but instead significant amount of states which means we're important to them!

Also it was fun to get down the list and have different things I'm trying for each state but when I got to Texas I knew immediately the answer was Oklahoma without question!

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Level 73
Mar 17, 2020
Having lived there, I was surprised that it wasn't Massachusetts that hated everybody.
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Level 65
Mar 27, 2020
I've lived a lot of places and can enjoy the humor in most of these rivalries, but the hatred Massachusetts (where I've also lived) has for New York is juvenile and absolutely pathetic. It is a glaring case of Little Brother Syndrome, sublimated through a baseball rivalry. But it's not fun, and the people there take it way too seriously. They have a visceral, genuine hatred of New Yorkers just because Boston hasn't been the country's most interesting city for some 200 years. It's really nasty and depressing. I'm not defending New Yorkers, who can be pretty unpleasant in their own right, but at least with them, it doesn't feel intentional. New Yorkers are just thoughtless and can be kind of rude in an indiscriminant way. Bostonians are intentionally rude to outsiders, most especially New Yorkers, with whom they seem to think they are at war.
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Level 20
Mar 23, 2020
i love that NJ hates everyone, im from jersey and i can confirm that
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Level 61
Mar 27, 2020
Me too
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Level 49
Oct 3, 2020
Me three
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2020
Yeah, I grew up there and this sounds about right. As do the states that hate us.
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Level 81
Mar 25, 2020
I'm from Jersey and I refute it.
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Level 72
Mar 27, 2020
I bet that DC would rank highly if it were included as an option.
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Level 68
Mar 27, 2020
I can confirm that it would beat out Virginia as Maryland's choice.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2020
The UNITED States of America.
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Level 69
Mar 27, 2020
The moral of this is - everybody hates their immediate neighbours.
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2020
familiarity breeds contempt
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Level 35
Mar 27, 2020
I found it a bit amusing that states supposedly "hated" other states.
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2020
we most certainly do
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2020
Glad to see my state (Pennsylvania) isn't most hated by anyone :)
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Level 54
Mar 27, 2020
got it first try fairly easily. It helps to know college football rivalries. Also, neighboring states is a pretty good bet.
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Level 56
Mar 27, 2020
Hmmmm, I call foul on these survey results. I grew up in North Dakota, and I find it hard to believe that North Dakota hates South Dakota most. When I lived there I never heard people talk about South Dakota, but they would trash Minnesota a lot, even though, from where I lived, Minnesota was the farthest neighboring state. North Dakota has more social interchange with Minnesota than with its other neighbors because there are urban areas than straddle the ND-MN border. Also ND's biggest inter-state college sports rivalry is with Minnesota.
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Level 32
Mar 27, 2020
I knew right off the bat California would be most hated. Probably top three on my hate state list haha. I'm from Ohio, so Michigan definitely #1
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2020
I'm from Michigan, I guessed Ohio for my state right off the bat.
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Level 57
Mar 27, 2020
I love the fact that Florida hates itself.
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Level 48
Mar 27, 2020
New York and the rest of the east coast can hate us here in Jersey all they want, at least we've got Six Flags!
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Level 35
Mar 27, 2020
Northern WV hates Ohio.
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Level 22
Mar 27, 2020
What a no-sense and st*pid quiz
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Level 62
Mar 27, 2020
Florida really threw everybody for a loop. I was going to guess it, but I didn't because I saw florida was in there
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Level 48
Mar 28, 2020
Native Nebraskan here.....and we approve this hatred.
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Level 80
Oct 15, 2020
I grew up in Virginia hearing jokes made at the expense of West Virginians, insinuating that they were all unsophisticated hicks. I'm not sure where this bigotry comes from. Maybe it goes back to the Civil War.