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We’re rude people. Boston is now considered one of the rudest cities in America. Is anyone shocked? We shouldn’t be. How often do you encounter road rage incidents? How often is a door slammed in your face? How often is the elevator door shut on you just as you’re about to step inside? Sure we have many amazing and friendly people here, however because we’re always in such a rush tryin’ to get everywhere, we’ve lost our manners. Let’s take a look at who did this survey and how they came up with it.

The website did the survey and over 1,500 residents of the 30 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S were asked to describe their city’s rudeness. The survey was done to explain to people traveling to said city how rude to expect the people there. According to its own residents, the rudest cities are Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Memphis, Tennessee, and New York City, New York. The most common rude behavior according to the people in the Preply survey: “people being absorbed by their phones, refusing to let people merge in traffic, and being noisy in shared spaces.” The way the cities are ranked is based on a score. The residents are asked to rank the rudeness of their city on a scale of 1-10. When reading the list, you’ll see where exactly the city landed on the “rudeness” scale.

Oh and another interesting tidbit about the survey. People in general tend to think that people who live in the city are ruder than those who live in more rural areas. 70% of respondents agreed with the statement “people who live in or around cities are ruder than people who live in rural areas.” So, let’s take a look at where Boston landed on this list. If you agree, shoot us a Facebook message. We’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Rudest city #10 Houston, TX

    Houston received a 5.33 rudeness score

    Houston named rudest city in Texas, according to one travel site

    This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate Here's one top spot Houstonians are sure to question whether their city deserved: travel website Alot Travel recently ranked Houston as the rudest city in Texas. An article from the site highlighting the rudest city in every state gave Houston top honors in Texas.

  • Rudest city #9 Los Angeles, CA

    LA received a 5.35 on the rudeness scale

    Survey: Los Angeles ranks 2nd for rudest city in America

    The City of Angels was ranked the second rudest city in America, according to a new survey by Business Insider. The rankings were based on two online polls conducted in October and November 2019. American adults were asked to choose the five rudest cities from a list of America's 50 largest metro areas.

  • Rudest city #8 Washington D.C.

    D.C. received a 5.56 on the rudeness scale

  • Rudest city #7 San Francisco

    San Francisco received a 5.69 on the rudeness scale

    Why are people in San Francisco so rude?

    Answer (1 of 5): Rudeness is relative. Rude compared to whom? Some would say not as rude as New Yorkers. Some would say ruder than mid-westerners. All sweeping generalizations, with some hint of truth in them. A much aspired for city to live in would have people with some elements of rude behav...

  • Rudest city #6 Detroit

    Detroit received a 5.7 on the rudeness scale

    Detroit ranked the 6th rudest city in America in new survey

    Guess the midwest hospitality doesn't translate to Detroit. The Motor City was ranked the sixth rudest city in America, according to a new survey by Business Insider. A little more than 11% of survey respondents said Detroit's residents were the rudest in the country.

  • Rudest city #5 Boston

    Boston received a 5.9 on the rudeness scale

    How to be kinder in Boston, America's fifth rudest city - The Boston Globe

    My feelings aside, a higher rank may actually be empirically deserved. A long-running psychological study discovered that America breaks into three "personality clusters" - New England is the vividly named "uninhibited and temperamental" region: curious, open-minded, neurotic and . . . argumentative. (Interestingly, Texans share the same profile, but Texans have a lot more room in which to avoid one another than we do up here.)

  • Rudest city #4 Las Vegas

    Vegas received a 5.98 on the rudeness scale

    Rude people in Vegas

    Answer 31 of 84: I have seen my share of rude people, here in Los Angeles, but for some reason, I think when people are traveling to Vegas, spend so much money, lose their money to the casinos, and drink all those "Free" drinks, people get even ruder and...

  • Rudest city #3 NYC

    NYC received a 6 on the rudeness scale

    'Fuhgeddaboudit': NYC is the rudest city in America

    It may come as no surprise to you that New York City has been deemed "the rudest city" in all of America in a new survey by Business Insider. Out of a list of the 50 biggest cities in the US, 34.3 percent of survey takers placed New York City at the top, with Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

  • Rudest city #1 Philadelphia

    Philly received a 6.43 on the rudeness scale

    'No One Likes Us, We Don't Care:' Philly Rudest US City In New Survey

    'No One Likes Us, We Don't Care:' Philly Rudest US City In New Survey - Philadelphia, PA - Website Preply asked 1,500-plus residents of the nation's 30 largest metro areas about the rudeness level in their city. Philly was No. 1.

  • Polite city #3 Fort Worth

    Fort Worth received a modest 4.2 on the rude scale

    City of Fort Worth

    Ranked the 13th largest and one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., the City of Fort Worth, Texas, is home to more than 900,000 residents.

  • Polite city #2 San Diego

    San Diego received a modest 4.17 on the rudeness scale

    San Diego among best US cities to raise a family, study says

    SAN DIEGO - San Diego is living up to its nickname "America's Finest City," recently being named the sixth most family-friendly city in the U.S., according to a study. WalletHub, a personal finance website, released a report Tuesday comparing 182 U.S. cities across five key dimensions including family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability and socio-economics.

  • Polite city #1 Austin

    Austin, TX received a 3.91 on the rudeness scale

    What are Austinites REALLY like? (Nash: live, friendly, cities) - Texas (TX) - City-Data Forum

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