A new survey about American cities didn't reveal anything new to us: People like San Francisco, hate Oakland, and think Portland, Ore., is insanely hip. But what did throw us for a loop is that people seem to enjoy the mind-melting heat down in Dallas, Texas just as much as they like a cold summer in San Francisco.
According to a survey by the Public Policy Polling, 48 percent of those surveyed said they had a "favorable" view of San Francisco, while 29 percent said they had an unfavorable opinion of our fair city. The remaining said they had no clue what they thought of the city. Likewise, 48 percent of Americans said they had a favorable view of Dallas, while only 21 percent had an "unfavorable" view of the Big D.
We wish we could give you some insight as to why Americans think Dallas, a haven of strip malls and Republicans, is just as cool as San Francisco, but the pollsters didn't bother to ask.
So we will just take a guess, and assume that size does matter.
Other interesting facts from this poll: