State-versus-state rivalries are a VERY real thing.
A writer recently polled his 320,000 Instagram followers and asked them to name their state’s least favorite state. And he got enough responses to draw conclusions for 49 out of 50 states . . . only Hawaii couldn’t come up with a rival.
Here are four highlights from what he found . . .
1. California has the most states that hate it, with nine . . . basically every other state in the Pacific or Mountain time zones. And for what it’s worth, California hates Texas the most.
2. North Carolina’s least favorite state is South Carolina . . . but South Carolina hates Ohio the most. I’m guessing maybe that’s because of Clemson and Ohio State playing in the college football playoff this year. Although Clemson won, so why are they so mad?
3. New Jersey is the only state that “hates everyone.” Apparently people in New Jersey nominated so many other states that it was the only conclusion.
4. And there’s only one state where the most hated state is ITSELF. It’s . . . Florida.
(Here’s a map with the full breakdown.)