Wisconsin Ranked as One of Top Polite States

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FRESHBOOKS.COM 2018 POLITENESS INDEX 

Wisconsin ranks as the 6th most polite state, based on Freshbooks.com 2018 ranking. Good job Wisconsin! Keep on smiling and being nice.  

Ranking of the most polite states
(based on the number of small businesses that use “please” and “thank you” in their invoices)

1. Oklahoma (49%)
2. Alabama (27%)
3. Ohio (21%)
4. Rhode Island (18%)
5. Massachusetts (17%)
6. Wisconsin (16%)
7. North Carolina (15%)
8. Minnesota (15%)
9. Texas (15%)
10. Colorado (15%)
11. Washington (14%)
12. Georgia (14%)
13. Wyoming (14%)
14. Kansas (14%)
15. North Dakota (13%)
16. Nevada (13%)
17. Iowa (12%)
18. Arkansas (12%)
19. Maryland (12%)
20. Oregon (12%)
21. South Carolina (12%)
22. California (12%)
23. Alaska (12%)
24. Hawaii (12%)
25. Florida (12%)
26. Missouri (12%)
27. Connecticut (12%)
28. Kentucky (11%)
29. Virginia (11%)
30. Maine (11%)
31. Michigan (11%)
32. Idaho (10%)
33. Louisiana (10%)
34. Indiana (10%)
35. Montana (10%)
36. Pennsylvania (10%)
37. Vermont (10%)
38. New Mexico (10%)
39. South Dakota (10%)
40. Arizona (9%)
41. Nebraska (9%)
42. New York (9%)
43. Delaware (8%)
44. Illinois (8%)
45. New Jersey (8%)
46. West Virginia (8%)
47. New Hampshire (7%)
48. Mississippi (7%)
49. Utah (6%)
50. Tennessee (6%)

America’s biggest  states don’t seem to be very polite based on this ranking. 

Washington, California, Texas, Illinois, and New York—the top 5 states with the most small businesses—are 11% polite on average. That’s 38% less than America’s most polite state!

The Northeast is half as polite as the rest of the U.S.

Northeastern states are 8% polite on average, while the South is 14% polite, the Midwest is 13% polite, and the West is 12% polite.

Source: https://www.freshbooks.com/press/data-research/which-state-in-the-u-s-is-most-polite

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