How RUDE? Bostonians are rude, this we know. I mean, we almost use the title as a badge of honor. Many of us take pride in the fact that we can be rude at times. But when you look nationally, we are certainly up there as far as rude cities. Before we count down the top 10 rudest cities in America, let’s take a look at what makes a city and its people rude.
The survey that released this data and its findings is Survey Monkey. According to their site, “the two polls for this survey had a total of 2,092 respondents with a margin of error of 2%: 1,075 respondents were collected 10/25/19 – 10/26/19, and 1,017 respondents were collected 11/22/19 – 11/23/19.” And what constitutes a rude person? How about anyone not friendly? Maybe people who swear at you or people who don’t let you merge in traffic. Or how about people with road roage. All of these things occur on a daily basis here in Boston so it’s no surprise that we are considered some of the rudest people nationwide. However, when you look at other studies about rudest cities in the WORLD, Bostonians didn’t make the top 30 which seems like a shock.
So what happened here was, Americans who responded to this survey were asked to name the top 5 rudest cities from a list of the 50 largest metro areas in the country. Cities that placed outside of the top 10 include: Birmingham, Alabama, Atlanta, Georgia, Las Vegas, Nevada, Dallas, Texas and Miami, Florida. They placed 11-15 respectively. So let’s take a look at which cities are the top 10 rudest in the country.