Find out how Michigan and Indiana are among the most hated states according to this recent study.

Best Life Online recently compared the 50 United States using the following metrics:

  • Population increase or decrease in each state
  • Gallup poll of who had the most home state pride
  • An Instagram poll of 320,000 of which state they hate the most

Indiana is the 8th most hated state.

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After factoring in the 3 metrics of state pride, the number of people that hate that state and the population change, Indiana has a "hatred index" of 309 which puts the Hoosier state firmly in the top 10.


Michigan is the 6th most hated state.

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After factoring in the 3 metrics of state pride, the number of people that hate that state and the population change, Michigan has a "hatred index" of 326 which means the Mitten state is only slightly more likable than Florida.


Although the Midwest generally has a reputation for being unbelievably hospitable.  The rest of the Midwest is hated enough in this study to just miss the top 10 with Illinois at #12, Ohio at #13 and Wisconsin at #14.

New Jersey grabs the crown as the most hated state in the United States with an assounding "hatred index" of 818.  The least hated state is Idaho with a "hatred index" of -304.

What state do you hate the most?  Let us know in the comments.

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