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Texas came in 36th among the 50 states in a new ranking by the career research website Zappia examining which states exhibit the highest scores on the metrics of snobbiness.

Zappia rated states on their overall smugness quotient based on the following categories: share of state population with bachelor’s degrees, share of college degree holders in the arts and humanities field, number of Ivy League university graduates, and bottles of wine consumed per capita each year.

Those states that ranked high in these categories were deemed more snobby than others in the admittedly subjective analysis. Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut and New York topped the list.

Texas rated much lower on the smugness meter, with the share of Texas adults with college degrees estimated at 29 percent. About 20 percent of the college graduates in the Lone Star state held degrees in the arts or humanities field, the study found.

In addition, Texans drink only 10 bottles of wine per person per year, compared to an average of 26 in Vermont, according to Zappia.

Which States Are the Snobbiest?

Rank State % of Adults With College Diploma Degree Holders With Arts or Humanities Degree Wine Bottles Per Person
1 Massachusetts 42% 24% 21
2 Vermont 37% 29% 26
3 Connecticut 38% 24% 19
4 New York 35% 27% 16
5 New Hampshire 36% 23% 28
5 Rhode Island 33% 25% 18
7 California 33% 26% 19
8 Oregon 32% 26% 18
9 Maine 34% 27% 14
10 Virginia 38% 24% 15
11 Washington 35% 24% 16
12 New Jersey 38% 21% 18
13 Maryland 39% 23% 12
14 Illinois 34% 23% 14
15 Hawaii 32% 22% 18
15 Minnesota 35% 23% 14
17 Alaska 29% 23% 16
18 North Carolina 30% 23% 14
19 Idaho 26% 22% 37
20 Utah 33% 24% 6
21 Colorado 25% 23% 16
22 Delaware 31% 20% 23
23 Florida 31% 20% 17
23 Montana 31% 21% 16
23 Pennsylvania 30% 22% 10
26 Nevada 24% 22% 19
27 Wisconsin 29% 21% 12
28 Missouri 28% 22% 12
29 New Mexico 27% 23% 10
30 Arizona 28% 21% 12
31 Michigan 28% 21% 13
32 Kansas 32% 22% 4
32 Louisiana 23% 23% 10
34 Tennessee 26% 23% 10
35 Georgia 30% 21% 7
36 Texas 29% 20% 10
37 Nebraska 31% 20% 6
37 North Dakota 29% 19% 10
39 Kentucky 23% 23% 6
39 Ohio 27% 21% 9
41 Indiana 25% 22% 9
41 South Carolina 27% 21% 8
43 Iowa 28% 21% 7
44 Wyoming 26% 20% 10
45 South Dakota 28% 19% 7
46 Alabama 24% 20% 8
47 Arkansas 22% 20% 7
48 Oklahoma 25% 20% 6
49 Mississippi 21% 20% 5
50 West Virginia 20% 19% 3

Source: Zappia.com

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