Business Insider poll says Kansas is ugly: What do you think?

Updated: 2013-08-22T16:13:04Z


The Kansas City Star

Take heart, Kansas. At least your fellow Americans didn’t call you dumb.

Business Insider polled about 1,600 Americans about their views on the other states, revealing what they think are the dumbest, nicest, prettiest, rudest (and drunkest) states in the union.

Poor New York, voted both rudest and most arrogant of the states.

Woo hoo, Louisiana! You’re said to be the drunkest.

“The results were hilarious, informative and tell you everything you need to know about the dynamic between the states,” Business Insider said in releasing the poll results this week.

The nicest Americans, poll takers said, live in Georgia and Minnesota.

The weirdest accents are in Massachusetts, said people who don’t live there.

California was deemed both the craziest state and the state with the hottest residents.

“America had trouble deciding which state was the ugliest,” said Business Insider. “We know it's in the south somewhere, with Alabama in the lead.”

And speaking of the south, Mississippi was voted the dumbest state. Massachusetts crowned the smartest.

Which state would you like to see kicked out of the country, the poll asked?


Go ahead and snicker, Kansans, because you got dinged by your fellow Americans, too.

They voted Kansas the state with the worst scenery, followed closely by New Jersey.

Colorado, that state next door with mountains, was decreed to be the prettiest.

Not surprisingly, that ranking as the ugliest of them all isn’t going down well in the Sunflower State.

“So apparently Business Insider took a poll on different states, and here's our claim to fame – worst scenery. Even worse than New Jersey,” note the folks at F*ck You, I’m From Kansas on their Facebook page.

“I guess the nation harbors more love for the loud, entitled gold-bedecked spray tanned Oompa Loompas of the Jersey Shore than us. Does that sound bitter? F*ckin A right it does. You can stick your poll right between my Flint Hills, Business Insider.*

“*That came out weird.

“Anyway, Kansas Board of Wildlife, Parks, Tourism, Health, Environment, Education, Transportation, and all that other unimportant stuff we can't afford as a state anymore – you need to get on the ball on this one. Let’s build (an) ocean!”

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