I grew in rural Arkansas in the mountains. We were about as country as it gets. We heated exclusively with a wood stove, a good portion of our diet was deer, squirrel, wild hogs, catfish, and what we grew in the garden, for a while lived in a shotgun house (the foundation was piles of rocks), was on a party line (and this was in the 80s), and our closest neighbor was an old illiterate man that made whiskey. I now live in a major metro in the midwest. I really don't think people in rural areas are any kinder than people in cities. In both places there are really good people and really crappy people. I have never found any correlation between how educated and well traveled someone is and how nice they are. I have known very educated people that were some of the nicest most down to earth people you could meet, and I have know some illiterate white trash assholes too. The only thing I have found is that the more well traveled someone is, generally the more tolerant of different cultures, races, ethnicities and so on they are. However, thats not always true either.