Judging from this poll of 60,000 Americans conducted by Travel & Leisure of visitors` and residents` attitudes toward 25 American cities to find "America`s Favorite City," Los Angeles has to be America`s Least Favorite City.
Consider the subsets of the "People" category. Seattle came in first in "Most Intelligent People," while Los Angeles came in dead last, worse than Las Vegas, Miami, or San Antonio (perhaps 100-year-old Jacques Barzun raises San Antonio single-handedly?)
Charleston was first in "Most Friendly," while LA was last again.
LA — surly and stupid, like the cast of "Idiocracy."
LA scored near the top only in "Luxury boutiques," "Shoe-shopping," and "Jewelry-shopping." LA is so hated it only came in sixth in "Weather," behind (besides San Diego and Honolulu) Miami and Charleston (ever hear of this thing called "Summer"?) and 7,000 foot Santa Fe (ever hear of this thing called "not Summer"?).
The only consolation Angelenos can take is that year by year, the rest of the country becomes more like LA (but with lousier weather):
We`re the future, your future.