The 15 unfriendliest cities in the US in 2018 indicate that we have a growing problem of intolerance in the country. In a country where the great Donald Trump is president, you would expect nothing less. His election as president may be one of the most unfortunate events in history. Once closeted racists now share their hatred in the open, with a feeling of safety that hasn’t been seen for a long time.
Racism is just one facet of an intolerant and unfriendly society; plain rudeness can also be seen as a sign of unfriendliness. Someone not replying to your ‘Hello’ or simply pushing past you in an attempt to get somewhere can be considered unfriendly. If you’re curious about the rudest city in the world, it will perhaps not surprise you that Paris often wins that unfortunate race. However, at the end of the day, attempting to specifically define the term ‘unfriendliness’ is an exercise in futility.
Keeping in mind how America is getting considerably divided, studies pertaining to the most unfriendly cities in the US have stopped, in order to focus more on improved relations between people and building harmonious relationships. Or at least, that’s the official reason presented by Conde Nast Traveler, which is the premium survey conductor on this topic. Hence, most of the studies are at best a couple of years old, forcing us to rely on them. If you want a more global perspective, you should head on over to the 10 unfriendliest cities in the world. On the other hand, if you’re curious about the nicest cities in America, or perhaps the kindest city in America, moving to the South may be just what you need.
Now, for our rankings, we have considered the last survey conducted by Conde Nast Traveler, which had hundreds of thousands of respondents, which we have combined with a similar survey conducted by Travel + Leisure, another popular website for travelers from all around the globe. Initially, we decided the highest ranking for cities which appeared on both the lists. After that, cities appearing on Conde Nast Traveler’s survey were given preference due to the fact that the survey was more extensive. To complete our article and make a final list of 15 unfriendliest cities in the US in 2018, we have included crime statistics with the help of the FBI, thinking that high crime rates make a city quite unfriendly. We hope you agree with us! Go ahead take a look at the least friendly cities in the US this year: