April 25, 2003

New Yorker = Asshole, Scientifically (maybe)

Guess I can't live in denial anymore... This paper by one Robert Levine pretty much proves that us New Yorkers are the least friendly people in the US.

Actually the paper only studies how friendly people are on the street. Its got nothing to do with how people interact in any other situations so its pretty limited. Most interesting to me was the fact the main correlation they found between kindness to strangers and cities was population density. People in dense cities just can't afford to be kind to every strangers because they interact with far too many every day. Its got no relevance to how people behave in any sort of more intimate setting...

Posted by Abe at April 25, 2003 05:40 PM