NASHVILLE (WSMV) - When it comes to friendly states, Tennessee ranks near the top of the list at number 2 according to a new study by Big 7 Travel.

Tennessee residents were noted as having "classic southern charm" with "an eagerness to show off their city to out-of-towners."

The state was also noted for its "lively music scene."

The friendliest state? Minnesota. The least friendliest state? New York.

Even more tourist-friendly states did not fare well on the list with California ranking 40th and Florida ranking 42nd.
 
Big 7 Travel said 1.5 million people were surveyed in order to come to their rankings.
 
Factors that went into the survey include city perception of tourists and overall friendliness.