Well this isn't very nice. Minnesota has just been named the 15th snobbiest state in America.

Career finding website Zippia has just conducted another one of their crazy studies, and found that Minnesota is one of the snobbiest states in the country:

We ranked each state in four areas

  • Percent of population with a bachelor’s degree
  • Percent of degree earners with a degree in arts and humanities
  • Number of Ivy League colleges
  • Gallons of wine consumed yearly

So suddenly liking wine and higher education is "snobby". Zippia claims that wine is a "smug beverage", and degrees in humanities and the arts apparently go hand-in-hand with that.

Snobbiest States

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Vermont
  3. Connecticut
  4. New York
  5. New Hampshire
  6. Rhode Island
  7. California
  8. Oregon
  9. Maine
  10. Virginia
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While Minnesota wasn't in the top 10, we did end up in the 15th spot which I find too close to the top for comfort. Some of our stats included 35% of adults have a bachelor's degree, 23% of those degrees in the state are arts or humanities, and 14 wine bottles are consumed per person every year.

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around us being one of the snobbiest states based on those numbers. Does drinking a few glasses of wine and pairing it with post-high school graduation really make a person a snob? Because if that's the case I have to rethink my whole life.

In my lifetime of living in Minnesota, I wouldn't consider us snobby at all. Sure there are a few snobs here and there, but you'll experience that anywhere. In Minnesota, especially central Minnesota, most people will give you the shirt off their back if you asked for it. We are nice people who are willing to offer a smile and a helping hand whenever we can, and we will even share a glass of our wine if you ask nicely.

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