‘City of Brotherly Love’ Wins Hostile Title

<i> Reuters</i>

Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love but it is also the most hostile of 10 big U.S. cities surveyed, according to figures released Friday.

The study by the Gallup Organization found that Philadelphia had the highest “hostility index” ranking, with New York second and Cleveland third.

At the bottom was Honolulu, found to be the most relaxed of the cities.

“Anger kills,” said Dr. Redford Williams of the Duke University Medical School in Durham, N.C., which commissioned the study.


“There is a strong correlation between hostility and death rates. The angrier people are and the more cynical they are, the shorter their life span,” he said in a release announcing the results.