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Old 07-14-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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I-70 is generally a good divider between Midwest and South, except around major cities St. Louis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Columbus and Dayton/Cincinnati, where the Lower Midwest goes a little farther south (to the Ohio River in Cincinnati).
In MO it's highway 44 from Joplin to Springfield, then draw a line from there all the way through Cape Girardeau. There's your Midwest/South divider
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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I looked up the county where Cleveland is located, it's around 35% Catholic. They get the numbers from church rolls.

Lutherans are not the largest religion in MN.
The Association of Religion Data Archives | Maps & Reports

25% of the population is Catholic
21-23% is Lutheran- 17% is ELCA, 4% is LCMS, and then there are smaller Lutheran sects, probably no more than 2% combined.
You misinterpreted what I said. I said Catholics were the largest in MN. And Cuyahoga County is 35% Catholic, of the 50% of people who stated their religion. I can assure you it's much higher than that.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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I don't see how Joplin, Springfield and Cape Girardeau are Midwestern at all. Those towns are very, very Southern. To someone from the Deep South, they may seem somewhat different, but they'd fit in much better in Tennessee or Kentucky (or even Alabama) than they would in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:19 PM
 
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No, they don't fit well with either but they're definitely more Midwestern than Southern.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:46 PM
 
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No, they don't fit well with either but they're definitely more Midwestern than Southern.
The Springfield area doesn't feel that Midwestern to me. Mainly due to having a very strong Evangelical presence in the culture which is not associated with the Midwest. I figure if they are the dominant religous group in an area, you are not in the Midwest anymore. I figure the line is a little further to the North there, but in mentioning Cape Girardeau it is right on the line.
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Old 07-15-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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The Springfield area doesn't feel that Midwestern to me. Mainly due to having a very strong Evangelical presence in the culture which is not associated with the Midwest. I figure if they are the dominant religous group in an area, you are not in the Midwest anymore. I figure the line is a little further to the North there, but in mentioning Cape Girardeau it is right on the line.
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