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View Poll Results: Which state is better?
West Virginia 30 47.62%
Mississippi 12 19.05%
Neither 21 33.33%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-18-2016, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Which state is better? Consider metro areas and their contribution to each state.

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Old 08-18-2016, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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I think Mississippi has the edge over West Virginia. Charleston, WV isn't as large as Jackson but the city has decent architecture , bones , less crime and a partialy more urban environment. Over all the city feels larger on a street level than Jackson does. I have always felt that Charleston,WV was suppose to be bigger than what it is today and would have if WV was still part of Virginia.With that being said Mississippi is full history and culture. Mississippi wins in cuisine by miles. WV has the the hills and mountains but the Mississippi Coast beautiful.

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Old 08-18-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I prefer Mississippi. As beautiful as WV is, it's kind of a pain to constantly drive on steep hills all over the place. MS is flatter, but not in a bad way. MS still has decent mild hills throughout the state. MS also has better metro areas like Jackson, Hattiesburg and Gulfport. The roads are much easier to drive on, too. Both states, however, are poor and ultra conservative, with high obesity rates and low educational attainment rates, etc.
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Mississippi. It's prettier, it has an ocean, it has more culture, it has better food, and while it gets this rep for being the most racist state in the USA..west Virginia is definitely racist as hell.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:02 PM
 
Location: 304
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West Virginia is an extremely underrated state. I have only been to Mississippi once, so I really can't speak on its behalf. I can however speak on WV's behalf, and it is a great place to live and play. We have some of the best scenery anywhere, along with limitless recreation opportunities. Charleston is a great city with friendly people, tasty cuisine, beautiful buildings, and plenty of culture. The economy here is dependent on coal a bit too much, but that is changing. Our state is experiencing tremendous growth in oil and natural gas, technology sector, and healthcare. Our small cities have a character of their own, and the residents of WV are down to earth and willing to help a complete stranger.

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Mississippi. It's prettier, it has an ocean, it has more culture, it has better food, and while it gets this rep for being the most racist state in the USA..west Virginia is definitely racist as hell
This is simply not true. What are you basing this off of? movie, tv, stereotypes?
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Neither.... I'm too much of a city boy. But I have roots to West VA and I do love mountains...
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:23 PM
 
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WV certainly has more scenic beauty, but I'd choose MS myself, either Jackson or the Memphis 'burbs.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:42 PM
 
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WV. The mountains there are beautiful.
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Old 08-18-2016, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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West Virginia is an extremely underrated state. I have only been to Mississippi once, so I really can't speak on its behalf. I can however speak on WV's behalf, and it is a great place to live and play. We have some of the best scenery anywhere, along with limitless recreation opportunities. Charleston is a great city with friendly people, tasty cuisine, beautiful buildings, and plenty of culture. The economy here is dependent on coal a bit too much, but that is changing. Our state is experiencing tremendous growth in oil and natural gas, technology sector, and healthcare. Our small cities have a character of their own, and the residents of WV are down to earth and willing to help a complete stranger.



This is simply not true. What are you basing this off of? movie, tv, stereotypes?
The states with the highest concentrations of racist, misogynist, and homophobic tweets.

"The highest concentration of tweets containing pejorative language about black people came from West Virginia, where 83.2 of every 100,000 tweets contained an anti-black slur. West Virginia is more than 90 percent white, which indicates that its frequent use of anti-black language may reflect actual racist sentiment. But cities and states with some of the country’s largest percentages of black residents—Baltimore, Atlanta, Louisiana—had top rates of both black slurs and politically neutral terms for black people, implying more intra-community chatter."

https://thinkprogress.org/despite-cr...539#.dttsn5pcg

Republican West Virginia Lawmaker Wants You To Know His ?N*****? Tweet Wasn?t Racist (VIDEO) | Addicting Info | The Knowledge You Crave

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Old 08-18-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Boston
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West Virginia is an extremely underrated state. I have only been to Mississippi once, so I really can't speak on its behalf. I can however speak on WV's behalf, and it is a great place to live and play. We have some of the best scenery anywhere, along with limitless recreation opportunities. Charleston is a great city with friendly people, tasty cuisine, beautiful buildings, and plenty of culture. The economy here is dependent on coal a bit too much, but that is changing. Our state is experiencing tremendous growth in oil and natural gas, technology sector, and healthcare. Our small cities have a character of their own, and the residents of WV are down to earth and willing to help a complete stranger.



This is simply not true. What are you basing this off of? movie, tv, stereotypes?
No, it's not from Movie or TV stereotypes because no one makes movies or TV shows based in West Virginia. I also knew a kid in college who grew up there who has said he doesn't ever plan on living there again. Also, take a look at "the most racist places in America according to google", it's shocking how WV is all red seeing as it's only 3 percent black...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ing-to-google/
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