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View Poll Results: What's the most individualistic major metro?
New York 21 21.00%
Los Angeles 23 23.00%
Chicago 5 5.00%
Dallas 6 6.00%
Houston 6 6.00%
Philadelphia 4 4.00%
DC 0 0%
Miami 7 7.00%
Atlanta 3 3.00%
Boston 4 4.00%
San Francisco Bay Area 12 12.00%
Other! 9 9.00%
Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-01-2014, 02:53 AM
 
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The city where everyone's just sort of doing their own thing and going about their own business -- dancing to their own drum, so to speak. I've limited the poll to the top 11 metros for the sake of brevity, but I'm well aware that there are lots of smaller towns and metros that also fit the bill, probably even better than most of these massive cities do, so feel free to bring them up in the thread.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:02 AM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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I definitely think LA and San Francisco fit that bill. Nobody in LA or SF (or much of California) cares about what others think. I certainly think that these cities fit the bill of people also "going about their own business" as well. What is private here stays private!
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:19 AM
 
Location: a bar
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Nobody in LA or SF (or much of California) cares about what others think.
You wouldn't know it by some of these CA posters. Have you seen any of 18Montclair's posts?
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:47 AM
 
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All of them? Outside of city data nobody really cares about what's going on outside of where their living. America's are often criticized for that.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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You wouldn't know it by some of these CA posters. Have you seen any of 18Montclair's posts?
Probably since theyve been read 28 million times.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Philly has a long history of doing it's own thing haha-also New Orleans and Boston.

Some other cities are a little too corporate/transplant heavy to fit the bill IMO.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:06 AM
 
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I wonder how this correlates with the prevalence of selfie culture/internet narcissism.

Last edited by NIMBYS IN SPACE; 09-11-2015 at 12:16 AM..
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Old 09-11-2015, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Just the car culture alone in Los Angeles makes it more individualistic than most other cities. Add to that the self-centered culture, and LA wins.
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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I think this has a lot to do with how Catholic or Protestant the city is. I believe Protestants tend to be more individualistic than Catholics. The Northeast and Midwest tend to have the highest Catholic percentage. The South tends to have the highest Protestant percentage. And the West tends to have the highest unaffiliated percentage.

The Top Two Religious Groups That Dominate American Cities
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Old 09-11-2015, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think this has a lot to do with how Catholic or Protestant the city is. I believe Protestants tend to be more individualistic than Catholics. The Northeast and Midwest tend to have the highest Catholic percentage. The South tends to have the highest Protestant percentage. And the West tends to have the highest unaffiliated percentage.

The Top Two Religious Groups That Dominate American Cities
I don't see how you would quantify that, but I don't think it would be true anyway. I think "religiously unaffiliated" people are more individualistic than Catholics or Protestants and from the data it appears that the more Catholic a city is the more it is also "religiously unaffiliated".


*In every metro area where Catholicism takes number one, religiously unaffiliated takes number two.*

*Catholics also love cities; Catholicism is among the top three religious groups for nearly every metro area—only Nashville, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Atlanta don’t have Catholics among the top three.*
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