Those of us that live in Wyoming know that it's full of the best people in the world.

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I have yet to meet someone that wasn't more than willing to put aside what they're doing to help out a neighbor in need.

Whenever I'm on the trails running or hiking, or playing at the park with my kids, everyone I pass greets us with a smile and "hello" or at the very least a wave.

So, it's no surprise to me that in a survey conducted by Wyoming was the second friendliest state in the USA.

Hawaii beat us by 2.51% and frankly having been to the sunny gorgeous islands I'd be willing to bet it's the difference between February here and February there that allowed them to be a bit friendlier than us.

According to the article, looked at a variety of factors to determined each state's level of neighborhood friendliness.

  • Neighbors acknowledging them in passing
  • Neighbors were welcoming to new people
  • Neighbors spend free time together
  • Neighbors know each other's names
  • Neighbors know about major life events happening to others that live around them

I don't know about you, but I could definitely check off each and every one of those things about my neighbors.

I can't help but feel that Wyoming has an unfair advantage over the other states.

After all, there is the phrase I've heard said often about our state...

"The state of Wyoming is one small town, with really long roads."

Anyone that's lived here for any amount of time over a year will agree, in Wyoming if you know one person, you know them all.

And I don't know about you, but I don't think that's a bad thing.

Code Of The West: Wyoming State Code of Ethics

"The Code of the West" was declared the official state code of Wyoming, and the act was signed into law on March 3rd, 2010. Wyoming is the first state to adopt a code of ethics. The legislation chose ten ethics derived from the book "Cowboy Ethics" by James P. Owen

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