We sure do like our clichés in the States. In our annual Readers' Choice Survey, we ask readers to rate cities on a number of factors, including "friendliness." Southern hospitality shines on that front -- in the Top 10, all but three of the cities are in the South -- while a total of five towns in the stereotypically brash Northeast earned spots on the mean-city list. After you've explored our readers' choices for friendly U.S. cities, see which of them made it onto our list of the most and least friendly cities in the world.
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