State Opinion Poll Series #1: Is your opinion of Hawaii more positive or negative? In the comments section, list the things that come to mind when you think of the Aloha State?
Too far from everything else
Tropical paradise with a giant navy base and lots of history. Positive.
Positive: ocean, isolated, beautiful, lazy, volcanic, very liberal.
Negative feelingThe birth place and one time home state of Barak Obama!
You cannot out give a Hawaiian. They are generous to a fault
Sweet smelling air, waves, trade winds, rainbows, tropical fish, surfers, pineapple, paradise.
I hear there's a lot of alcohol and drug abuse there among the residents. This, from a colleague who was born and raised there and wanted out.
It is true.
But I voted positive.
It's a beautiful place.
Great idea for a series by the way! I can't wait to see everyone's opinions.
If I had been asked this question when I was younger, I would've said positive, but now I think otherwise. What first comes to mind?
Dream vacation: P
Expensive to live there and to vacation: N
Soul surfer, a great movie!: P
The natives: N
Very liberal politics: N
Pearl Harbor: P
Danger from Tsunamis and hurricanes: N
I just wanted to add that I would eventually like to travel to every state, no matter what I think of it.
Opinion on Hawaii
The natives are a negative? We take over their islands and they're the negative? Wow. That's some ignorance there.
Sun, beaches, etc
Warm, clear water, volcanoes, islands, hula skirts, tourists
I have been there many times, the construction is everywhere. I love the local Hawaiians, spent time with them, but, it is changing, not for the better.
Still beautiful and favorable...
SPAM, Chill vibes, good weather, hula skirts, haole's everywhere, hang loose 🤙🏼
I said positive because it's supposedly beautiful. However, the price of living there is exorbitantly high.
yep. coffee was $6 a cup! and milk is like $9 a gallon 😨
Positive for the scenery. Negative on the politics and the prices of everything....
Great place to visit. It is beautiful. Very expensive place to live, though.
Very positive! The first word I think of is "tropical"
Asians, and the 8th island of hawaii is las vegas. Golf and volcanoes and dying coral from the japanese and oil companies.
8th island is Vegas 😂😂😂
It is! Look it up on google lol
Positive. I think of surfing.
I think of huge pretty flowers.
Very positive opinion of Hawaii!
Not a fan of bugs and I know there is a lot of giant centipedes there
Jeff Sessions "Island in the Pacific"
Beautiful scenery, expensive, unfriendly natives
It's beautiful but very expensive. Great place to visit.
What comes to mind is dream vacation. My opinion of it is positive with some negatives, the positive its one of the most beautiful places on earth. The negative is I have a nagging feeling the people who live there are really up tight and snooty, don't ask me why i just feel that way.
Beaches, Surfers, Luaus, Hula Dancers, Palm trees, volcanos, bamboo forests, and Iz Kamakawiole.
And my opinion is positive.
I like Iz.
I've never been there..but looks like a beautiful place to visit and/or live..