Not on purpose.
Seriously, a handful of attention-seeking idiots given a spotlight by producers trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator demographic is hardly representative of the vast majority of normal, well-adjusted people found anywhere.
They're shooting for the Jerry Springer audience and seem to have found them. That there is even a market for this type of trainwreck programming speaks more to the sad state of our culture as a whole than it does to the perceived mindset of anyone from New Jersey.
Unless you identify with them.....
Livin in the Outdoors