New York 'friendliest world city'

Alice KerryResearch Manager
November 23, 2011, 1:00 PM GMT+0

Survey of British adults finds that for those with an opinion, NY and Paris are friendliest world cities...but Paris (again!) and London seen as most unfriendly

According to our survey of British adults for travel publishers DK Eyewitness Travel, among those who expressed an opinion, the world city with the friendliest inhabitants is New York. Dubliners come a close second, with the residents of Amsterdam third. Joint fourth place goes to Glaswegians and perhaps surprisingly, Londoners.

Indeed, when asked which city in the world had the most unfriendly inhabitants London came second only to Paris, with over a quarter (26%) of those who gave an opinion choosing Londoners as the most unfriendly and 29% pointing the finger at the Parisians.

Participants were also asked which world city they planned to visit next. Over 300 different cities were cited, from Abu Dhabi to Zurich, but the number one slot for those with travel plans went to perennial favourite New York. The top 10 cities people planned to visit in 2011 are:

1. New York (10%)

2. Paris (7%)

3. Rome (6%)

4. Barcelona (4%)

=5. London (3%)

=5. Berlin (3%)

=5. Amsterdam (3%)

=5. Venice (3%)

=9. Dublin (2%)

=9. Prague (2%)

See the survey details and full results here