SALT LAKE CITY — The old saying "They hate us because they ain't us" doesn't really hold true for Utah because The Beehive State is nearly the least hated state in the U.S.
A new survey of the most hated states in the country by BestLife used data such as population increase/decrease and resident pride percentage to determine its rankings. And then the website had a researcher ask his 320,000 Instagram followers which state they hate the most.
When all the numbers were tallied, Utah was ranked the 49th least hated state in the good ole' U.S. of A.! Utah's hatred index was -290, which is the result of an algorithm that factored in all the data.
Only Idaho at No. 50 was hated less than Utah.
On top of that, state pride among Utahns stands just behind Alaska at 70-percent.
So give yourselves a hug, Utah... the rest of the country wants to!
TOP 10 MOST HATED STATES IN THE U.S.
- New Jersey