BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 30: Fans of the Boston Red Sox react to a play at Copperfield's Bar during Game Six of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals on October 30, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kayana Szymczak/Getty Images)

If you live in Massachusetts, chances are you’re a drunk who eats clam chowder all day. This of course according to stereotypes given to people who live in Massachusetts. Buzzfeed recently did a survey about the worst U.S. stereotypes and “drunk” and “clam chowder eating” were just two of the stereotypes people outside of the state have given us. There are others but we’ll dive into those in a bit. The thread was posted on Reddit from user George Villiers who asked people to post their stereotypes for people in each state. Now after doing a little more research, there have been several surveys done about stereotypes according to states. Here in Massachusetts we are also considered die hard sports fans (DUH) who have “awful” accents. So? What’s the problem here? Not sure any person from Massachusetts would deny those facts. After doing even more research I found the word “liberal” and “rich” is used frequently to describe people from Massachusetts. Not sure where the rich comes from but I’m assuming it could be because the cost of living here is out of this world. Oh, and we are also described as rude people. Regardless if we agree or not, it’s really not up to us to decide. Stereotypes are given to us from people outside of the state so we really can’t argue what others think of us. Below, we will mention not only the Massachusetts stereotypes, but those of other New England states and beyond. The only way we can change the perception of how others see us, is to just be nicer. But the accent, sports loving characteristics I have to say will never change. These are things most “Massholes” are proud of.

If there any other stereotypes you’d like to add to this list, let us know.

  • Massachusetts

    The consensus is that people in Massachusetts are drunks who eat clam chowder. They love their sports, have accents, are liberal and are rude.

    11 Massachusetts Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate

    You were born a Sox fan, love the Kennedys, hate New Yorkers, and are half of an epic bromance.

  • Rhode Island

    People from RI can’t drive, are proud of their accents, love the beach and are prideful.

  • Connecticut

    People in Connecticut are “fiscally conservative but socially liberal.” They love their country clubs. They’re either Red Sox or Yankees fans. They all went to prep school.

    The Top 10 Most Accurate Stereotypes of People Living in Connecticut

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  • Vermont

    People from Vermont are hippies, love maple syrup and talk funny.

    9 Vermont Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate

    When you get home from your hippie commune, pour some maple syrup on your Ben & Jerry's ice cream and dig into this list of perfectly true Vermont stereotypes..

  • New Hampshire

    They wear flannel all year long. They don’t pay taxes. They can all ski. They aren’t educated.

    15 Ridiculous Myths About New Hampshire That People From Other States Believe

    Every state comes with its long list of stereotypes. Everyone from California is rich and tan. Everyone from Massachusetts drives like a lunatic. Everyone from Kentucky marries their siblings! Wait, what?! When it comes down to it, it's amazing how little we know about each other's states.

  • Maine

    Moose outnumber them. They’re obsessed with lobster. They wear flannels. They love winter and they love LL Bean.

    10 Things Only People From Maine Will Understand

    Everyone knows that one day in mid-March when it's warm (like, 38 degrees instead of 14) and you irrationally get excited that winter is over. Then you wake up to 11 inches of snow and you remember that, in Maine, winter is always coming.

  • New York

    They have awful accents. They’re rude. They’re always in a rush. They’re workaholics. They’re loud.

    35 stereotypes about NYC that are actually true

    In Time Out's City Life Index 2018, we asked our readers across the planet to tell us how they really feel about where they lived. We surveyed 15,000 people in 32 different metropolises, and we gained some incredible data and insight. New York was no exception.

  • New Jersey

    They can’t pump their own gas. They have an awful “Jersey” accent.  They’re all mobsters.

    11 Stereotypes That Every New Jerseyan Hates

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  • Pennsylvania

    They only say PA. It’s either soda or pop. They order food in a very specific way.

    10 Pennsylvania Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate

    Yinz know you want some dippy eggs or a soda from Wawa (or Sheetz).

  • Florida

    They’re all old and retired. They’re all obsessed with Disney. They wear flip flops everywhere.

    14 Things People From Florida Always Have To Explain To Out Of Towners

    Out-of-towners buy into some pretty strange Florida stereotypes. If you've lived here for awhile, you've probably heard a few of them. Floridians, however, know that there's more to The Sunshine State than meets the eye. Here are a few of the things we find ourselves having to explain the most: So there you have it; this is Florida as locals know it.

  • California

    They’re snobby. They’re all movie stars. They live at the beach. They’re all vegan.

    10 Stereotypes Us Californians Always Have To Deal With

    Here's a little-known secret: most Californians are not as obsessed with In-N-Out as we make it out to be - we just like to brag about In-N-Out to our out-of-state friends because it sounds cool. Yes, the burgers are tasty and cheap. Yes, the animal fries are the perfect hangover cure.

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