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Old 07-02-2007, 10:08 PM
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I wasent bashing any one but I dont think I was far off base People in the city just have difrent views than people in rual areas. Just beacaus of diffrent experiences we have diffrent opinions and views.

That is true, but I'd venture to say that one is no more 'average' than the other in that regard. In fact, from my reading and understanding, the traditional rural and/or large urban experience (e.g. growing up on a farm or riding the subway to work) is becoming less and less 'average' everyday given the demographic trends in the US.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: northern big wonderfull (Wyoming)
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That is true, but I'd venture to say that one is no more 'average' than the other in that regard. In fact, from my reading and understanding, the traditional rural and/or large urban experience (e.g. growing up on a farm or riding the subway to work) is becoming less and less 'average' everyday given the demographic trends in the US.
That was my point exactly what looks average to me Is going to be farout for some one else.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Here's Wikipedia's spin on the "Average Joe":

Average Joe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
That made me depressed just reading that "average joe" description. Whoa.

But as has already been said in this thread, I seriously doubt that there really is an average american.

I think there might be an "average" urban-city dwelling white female.
I think there might be an "average" urban-city dwelling white male.
I think there might be an "average" urban-city dwelling minority male.
I think there might be an "average" urban-city dwelling minority male.
I think there might very well be an "average" urban homeless person! (Has no income from work, only some sort of state benefit if any, usually male, often a veteran of some kind, and usually has a GED or highschool diploma only, and rarely has much college).
I think there might be an average very rural minority family.
I think there might be an average very rural white family.
I think there might be an average farmworker, though rarely is he an american citizen.
And so on!
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:46 AM
 
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We've got to do something about educational attainment. It is so sad...
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Old 07-03-2007, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Az.
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Default Today's Average Is So Much Different Than 30 Years Ago...

I think today's average is:

1. Divorced (more divorced people these days).

2. More single parents these days.

3. Have some college, but never finished (most of them).

4. Don't like going out much these days, not like 10 years ago.

5. Live in more rural places now (like the town I live in; lots are moving here).

6. Work less, but still get great pay.

7. Take more vacations.

8. Have 1-2 children

9. More people are cohabitating (but not getting married).

10. More women wearing 1-piece swimsuits these days (the bikini is becoming a fad, almost).


These are just what I've seen and it's my opinion...
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Old 07-03-2007, 04:01 PM
 
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The average American is too general.

You also cannot go on median income stats. There is disparity in this country. The average income is not what the average American makes, it is the median between the high and lows.

You have to be more specific.
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