Advertisement

New Mexico ranks 2nd on state pride map

Updated: 07/24/2014 8:42 AM | Created: 07/24/2014 8:33 AM
By: Stuart Dyson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Okay, our state’s economy may be in a rut. We may be up to our eyeballs in orange barrels and last place in turn signal use. But one thing we’re not short on is self-esteem. New Mexico is near the top of a ranking of states based on how proud people are to live there.

Movoto Real Estate Blog did a massive Facebook survey, looking for what percentage of people in each state “liked” their home state. New Mexico came in second, with more than 48 percent of us saying we “like” our state.  Ohio was first, with 55 percent “liking” the Buckeye State. Alaska was third. Our famously proud neighboring state of Texas ranked ninth. We found plenty of Texas tourists on the historic plaza in Santa Fe Thursday afternoon.

“I like it here, but Texas is God’s country,” said Rhonda Fitzwater of Bonham, TX. “I like it here, it’s pretty, and we’ve enjoyed what shopping we’ve done. New Mexico should be proud.”

“Yes, New Mexicans have a right to be proud,” said Jamie Garibaldi of Childress, TX. “It’s a little different environment here. It’s nice and cool weather. We’re proud of Texas, too.”

Which state has the least pride? You won’t believe it – California! Only 20 percent of the people say they “like” their state!

See all the rankings: State Pride Map


KOB welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the rules of conduct set forth in our Terms of Use. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Use.

Advertisement



Join Our Email List

Advertisement