‘F–k off!’ say New Yorkers after being named 'rudest city in America', question methodology of the survey
The study surveyed 2,000 adults online about the rudest city in the country and the respondents ranked the Apple residents at the top of the list
A recent survey found out that Americans think that New Yorkers are the rudest people in the country. The study, released by the Business Insider just days before Christmas, stated that 34.3 percent of the respondents believe the residents of New York City are the rudest followed by Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, and Boston.
However, many locals slammed the result of the survey, with a man telling a New York Post reporter to "F**k off!" when asked about his opinion of the study. Others, however, questioned the methodology of the survey. "Screw those people. Half the people probably haven’t been here!" said Carmen, 52, of The Bronx.
The study surveyed 2,000 adults online about the rudest city in the country and the respondents ranked the Apple residents, who spend their lives jammed against nine million of their neighbors, at the top of the list.
Manhattan borough historian Michael Miscione told the New York Times in 2011 that New Yorkers have been considered rude since the 1700s.
When former President John Adams visited the city in 1774, he wrote in his diary: "With all the opulence and splendor of this city, there is very little good breeding to be found. I have not seen one real gentleman, one well-bred man, since I came to town."
The survey also listed other cities on the list including Detroit, Buffalo, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.
A man visiting from Florida gave the Post his opinion about the survey, saying that he agrees. "Hell, yeah, everybody here’s an a–hole!" the man said on condition of anonymity.
However, man from Harlem, 26-year-old Sergio Villanuev said that people in New Jersey are "much ruder" that the people in New York. Although he admitted that the NYC residents can be rude but insisted that "it's not personal. Like, we don’t mean anything by it. It’s just the way we live. People got places to be, people to see. If I bump into you, sorry… but not really," he told the outlet.