Hey, y'all: Southeastern accent voted most attractive, study says

Posted at 6:24 AM, Jul 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-27 08:07:07-04

A new study has revealed which accents Americans find to be the most attractive, and the winner was clear: people have some serious love for the Southeast. 

YouGov released a study that asked 1,216 Americans over the age of 18 about their favorite accents. 

CBS News says the firm used nine options, ranging from regions to well-known dialects in cities, including the question: "Which American region/city do you think has the most attractive accent?"

The Southeastern accent was the clear favorite, racking up 18 percent of the vote from the study's participants. Texas came in second with 12 percent of the vote.

New York and Boston got 7 percent of the votes each, while the Midwest and West coast tied for fourth place, at 6 percent. Appalachia came in fifth with 3 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile, Chicago came in last, with just 2 percent.

The poll found that Americans find British accents the most attractive of international inflections.