Even Alabama, the second least-liked state, scored above zero with a favorability rating of +8%, followed by perfectly good places like Illinois (+9%), Mississippi (+9%), and Indiana (+12%), rounding out the bottom five states.
And while haters keep hating on Jersey, the results show Americans surprisingly like sparsely populated states. The top spot went to Hawaii (+56%), which isn't a shocker, but Montana (+43), Wyoming (+42%), Alaska (+42%), and Maine (+42%) followed thereafter, according to YouGov.
Bottom line: America likes everyone... except New Jersey.
Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and, personally, has nothing against New Jersey or its people just so y'all know. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.