You can't always believe what you see on social media. Chances are you have seen our great state of New York get belittle and beat up over the past couple of months. But there is good news. New York is NOT the most hated state in the union.

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A new study conducted by Bestlife.com, shows that New York is only the 11th most hated state in the country.

The study shows that most of the hate from New York comes from our friends to the Northeast...Massachusetts. This is not hard to believe since there has been plenty of hate between the two states over sports including the Red Sox/Yankee rivalry and of course of loathing of the New England Patriots.

Here is New York's ranking from the bestlife.com study.

Population change compared to the U.S. average: -0.1 percent

State pride: 41 percent

States that hate it: Massachusetts

Population of states that hate it: 6,892,503

Hatred Index: 207

Of course, you want to know the most hated state in the country right? Well, it is one of our neighbors...New Jersey!

New Jersey got lots of hate according to the study.

Population change compared to the U.S. average: -0.3 percent

State pride: 28 percent

States that hate it: New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut

Population of states that hate it: 35,820,837

Hatred Index: 818

Here are the Top 5 most hated states according to the study.

5. Florida
4. Oklahoma
3. California
2. Texas
1. New Jersey

So don't worry..we might ge some hate here in New York, but just know there is more hate heading elsewhere.