Shocking Survey: Iowans More Welcoming of Uninvited Guests
You might think there's nothing worse than unannounced visitors, especially when you're just sitting down to dinner. A story from Sweden showed that people in that country won't always feed people who show up out of the blue, including their or their kids' friends, but you'd think Americans would be more polite, right?
Based on this "Swedengate" story, YouGov did a poll of its own among Americans. Apparently, it depends entirely on what region of the country you are in as to whether or not you will feed uninvited guests, and yes, it proves once again that "Iowa nice" is definitely a real thing. Let's just assume we're talking about people we know arriving without warning, and not total strangers, which would likely be a different story.
79 percent of midwesterners will fix you a plate
That is the highest percent of any region, but the lowest is still pretty good. 63 percent of people in the Northeast say "come on in, sit down, and have a bite" when visitors show up unannounced. That might be mostly the Italian population in the region, right?
Midwesterners are also quite modest when the tables are turned (no pun intended). Would you expect someone to offer you food if you came over unexpectedly? 27 percent say "not sure".
Another not-so-shocking statistic? It seems the older you are, the more welcoming you are, as 90 percent of adults 65 and over would adore the company and welcome them in for a meal, and probably not let them leave easily, compared to 56 percent of 18 to 29-year-olds.
Where do you stand on this very hot-button issue? Let us know in the comments.
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