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View Poll Results: Which states do you believe belong in the Mid-Atlantic region?
New York 75 61.48%
New Jersey 87 71.31%
Pennsylvania 88 72.13%
Delaware 92 75.41%
Maryland 92 75.41%
Virginia 60 49.18%
West Virginia 25 20.49%
North Carolina 15 12.30%
Other (please specify) 4 3.28%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 122. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-28-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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I disagree that Pennsylvania is in the Mid-Atlantic. And there's no way anybody can prove me wrong.
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Old 08-28-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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So basically there are 2 subregions: the non-New England Northeast (NY/NJ/PA) and the Tidewater/Chesapeake region (VA/MD/DE).
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Center City
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So basically there are 2 subregions: the non-New England Northeast (NY/NJ/PA) and the Tidewater/Chesapeake region (VA/MD/DE).
I find it interesting that you put PA and DE two separate sub-regions. Wilmington's culture is certainly more similar to Philly's than, say, Roanoke's. Wouldn't you agree? After all, Wilmington is in Philly's MSA.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:15 PM
 
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Delaware is transitional.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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Delaware is transitional.
I'm sorry, but that doesn't tell me a lot. Transitional how? Most of Delaware shares the same media market as Philly, the same sports teams, the same airport, the same accent, same religious profile, etc. Delawareans eat scrapple and potatoes for breakfast - not grits and biscuits with gravy. I'm not trying to dissuade you of your opinion that it's transitional, but just trying to discern what means to you. I've lived in DE, MD, PA and VA. IMO, the area that is transitional in this region is southern Maryland on the Western Shore.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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The Southern influence in the state is more evident in the southern half of the state. Here's an article about the Black history in Delaware. It's certainly not 100% "Northern."

Black Americans in Delaware: An Overview
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Delaware is transitional.
To suggest Wilmington is more like Virginia than Philadelphia is absurd. It is really obvious that you aren't familiar with the area.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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The Southern influence in the state is more evident in the southern half of the state. Here's an article about the Black history in Delaware. It's certainly not 100% "Northern."

Black Americans in Delaware: An Overview
This is case where you should actually have visited the place you you are talking about. Delaware is more like Pennsylvania and New Jersey. There is really nothing southern about Delaware. Much of it is sparsely populated and open country, but it still is more similar to New Jersey or coastal New England than Virginia or South Carolina. It's a ridiculous argument to suggest otherwise.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:05 PM
 
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To suggest Wilmington is more like Virginia than Philadelphia is absurd. It is really obvious that you aren't familiar with the area.
Not taking your bait.
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Center City
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The Southern influence in the state is more evident in the southern half of the state. Here's an article about the Black history in Delaware. It's certainly not 100% "Northern."

Black Americans in Delaware: An Overview
Is there anything aside from this one article that causes you to conclude that a Delaware is "transitional." Ethnic make-up? History? Industrial profile? Accents? Dietary preferences? Media markets? Religious profile? Politics? Agriculture? Sports allegiances? Soda or pop? You know - other factors that define a region's shared culture?
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