BOSTON (CBS) – Is Boston the meanest city in the U.S.?

Two University of Michigan psychologists created a number categories to measure niceness and did a national survey. Out of 50 major cities, Boston came in dead last in being friendly and nice.

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People around Boston do not think of themselves as being mean. Far from it:

“I don’t think we’re the meanest city. I think we’re the best city,” said one man, who theorized that the rest of America is jealous.

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Perhaps that’s true. The survey was answered by people around the country who may or may not have been jealous of Boston.

Locals admit, though, that we are a unique city.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports.

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“Like wine and cheese, we get better with age,” said another man.