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View Poll Results: What region do you feel has the friendliest people ?
Pacific 8 9.88%
Mountain 6 7.41%
West North Central 6 7.41%
West South Central 23 28.40%
East North Central 6 7.41%
East South Central 10 12.35%
Northeast 5 6.17%
Mid-Atlantic 1 1.23%
South Atlantic 16 19.75%
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:02 PM   #15
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I have found that no matter where I'm at a cheerful hello and a smile brings out the best in everyone

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Old 04-23-2011, 08:38 AM   #16
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Some well traveled people here.


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Old 04-23-2011, 08:54 AM   #17
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This may or may not have to do with friendliness but I seem to have had a propensity to lose my cell phone. In every case, no matter the location, some kind soul has called always placed a call which reached me & the end result was that I got the phone back.

I believe honesty & friendliness go hand in hand. jodann

PS: finally found a cell phone holder that has alleviated the problem.
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Old 04-23-2011, 09:29 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by Akibase View Post
The most friendly, fun loving, down to earth, people are in the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
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I would add Newfoundland
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Let's not forget Quebec
All of Canada has FRIENDLY people.

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Old 04-23-2011, 09:35 AM   #19
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I have found people to be friendly just about everywhere I've been, This includes the states of Ma, SC, KY, OH, NY, NV, CA, AZ, and more.

What can I say.. If you are friendly, they will respond in kind.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:20 AM   #20
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My response was 'South Atlantic' based on our limited personal experience. We've not yet had the opportunity to spend time in Texas, as example. Maybe my opinion will change over time?

Thats one problem with most opinion polls. The responses reflect and are limited to the personal experiences and predjudices of the respondents (or the pollsters). Who knows, the nicest community in the world might be somewhere in Utah and I've just not gotten there yet. They (polls) can be fun though, none the less, just as long as you don't take the results as gospil or as an affront to your particular region, if it doesn't come out on top. It may be that I just haven't been there yet.

Just goes to show, the sooner I can get on the road full time, the better. There's just too many places to visit and people to meet to accomplish in one lifetime, and that's not even including having had to waste many decades working!!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:13 PM   #21
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Let's not forget Quebec!
Oh yeah, I forgot about that law
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:32 AM   #22
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Where ever I am at the time. My wife says I can walk into a room of strangers and leave with a half dozen friends. Smile, go up and talk to people, and you will be surprised how nice they are.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:56 AM   #23
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I guess a good example would be walking into a store, where you know no one, and having the checkout clerk start up a conversation with you. INHO this is more likely to happen in the South!
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:03 AM   #24
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Smiling will make friends wherever you go. Having lived and traveled in the Conus and Euro I've seen all types. In the DC Metro area especially nice and not so nice people and they come from all over the world. So an All button is needed.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:23 PM   #25
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Being a midwest native, I will vote for Texas also. We are here in TX at the present time, and after spending many winters in CA and AZ these have to be some of the friendliest folks there are.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #26
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I have found the people of Nova Scotia, PEI and New Brunswick to be the FRIENDLIEST people I have met in my travels. They initiate conversations, they smile, they offer to help and they go OUT OF THEIR WAY to be friendly and helpful. When we tipped our truck over in a ditch in Nova Scotia, EVERY car stopped and folks helped/inquired if we needed help.

I hear the people of New Foundland are even friendlier....we plan to visit there soon.
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:20 PM   #27
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I agree with Ricko... I sense different levels of "friendliness" in various areas of the country and even around the world...(I use to be a tour escort and have been lucky enough to see a good portion of the planet...)

But I will also agree with many posters that state that a smile and a friendly hello can coax a similar reaction.

Short but funny story...I was born and brought up in the South and when I moved up North and got my first big city job in Boston, I was excited and nervous. My first day on the job, I went out for a walk at lunch. As I was walking down a busy Boston sidewalk, I happened to greet a fellow walker with a smile and a cheery "Good Afternoon!" as we passed on the walkway. A few seconds after we passed each other, I felt a hand grasp my arm from behind and I thought..."OH-OH...all of the stories I heard about the big-city are true...I am going to be mugged." As I was spun around by the arm, the man that I had greeted was standing there with a huge grin on his face. He thanked me for speaking to him, explaining that he had recently moved into the city from a Southern city and had spent every day walking at lunch and I was the first stranger to smile or even make eye contact with him. We each had a good lunch hour together and remain friends to this day. But it made us both realize that a little friendly smile and a kind word can make another person's day.


PS...As for traveling in another country, I have found that trying to learn a few words of the country's language...particularly hello and thank you, can really go a long way to earning smiles and friends.
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:15 AM   #28
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That's a great story Faith. I haven't always been so lucky using the "smile and hello". I noticed as we traveled in much of the east the response was often times a look like "what do you mean by that?"

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