Answer this if you live in Idaho: Do you love Idaho or hate it here? Most people are very proud to live in the Gem State, and thankfully, our neighboring states don't appear to have any big problems with us either! At least, not that we know of... But what do you think; is among the most hated or respected states in America? Let's take a look!

There’s a study by Zippia that examines the sentiments towards each state across the country, and Idaho emerges as a real standout, earning high marks for respect and admiration.

What else can we find out about Idaho?

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According to Zippia’s research, Idaho is ranked number 47 on a list of the most-hated states in America — making it actually one of the least-hated states in America because it's so low on the list (47).

** Keep scrolling for insights on how rude people in other states think Idaho is and a list of "12 Ridiculous Myths About Idaho That People in Other States Believe." **

As for the most hated states in America, let’s see if this comes as a surprise to any of us.

States like Illinois and California face significant challenges in gaining the favor of most Americans. Illinois, notably, is rated as the most-hated state in the the country, even by its own residents. Meanwhile, California deals with widespread animosity from other states, earning the dubious distinction of being the most disliked state in America.

Idahoans have reason to celebrate our state's esteemed reputation!

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Lifestyle magazine Best Life released a list of all 50 states ranked from the nicest to the rudest and while the gem state didn't get the top spot, the top 10 isn't great. Our neighboring states scored far kinder than we did.

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When you tell people that you're from Idaho, do they look at you funny and immediately follow up your introduction with a question that makes you shake your head? These are 12 of the common responses our listeners tell us they get!

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