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Old 11-01-2014, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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I'm from Ohio so the perception of Michigan here is probably worse than it is in the other 48 states.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:41 AM
 
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Eminem, Car manufacturing, tough people, muslims, cold.
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Old 11-01-2014, 07:57 AM
 
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Some of these comments are right out of a Fox News report and clearly from those who have never set foot in the state...
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:46 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Perception of Michigan in other states?

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I feel like Michigan gets alot of bad rep for cities like Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. As a lifetime resident of this state, I'd like to know how people from other places view the Mitt.
I mostly think of Michigan in a positive way.

My first thought about Michigan is its place on a map. I been a map junkie since I was a kid so my first thought of a state is where it exactly is. And for Michigan, its in the center of the Great Lakes. Its a state surrounded by water.

My second thought about Michigan is its forests. Many northern states are deeply wooded so I tend to associate forests with them. Forests and lakes in fact.

My third thought about Michigan is..... Detroit. Not just the City of Detroit which has fallen into hard times but also Detroit as the American Auto Industry. I tend to associate Michigan with Detroit more often since coming to City-Data then I used too. A lot of negativity on this board sometimes. But I still realize that Detroit is only a small part of Michigan.
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Old 11-01-2014, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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Muslims, Union, and high taxes.
Virtually no Muslims outside of the larger metro areas in SE Michigan, right to work state, and our taxes are much lower than those in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states and, of course, California.

It is interesting though, to see how others perceive us. I have traveled to or through at least thirty other states over the years, and I still love Michigan the best. Wouldn't live anywhere else, and I'm not even a native. Go over to the Michigan forum and look through the picture thread and you'll see part of why I feel this way.

The Mitten rocks!
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Old 11-01-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Deep forests, sand dunes, clear water, awesome beaches, waterfalls, islands.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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African American? I haven't heard that before. I suppose there are larger black communities in cities here, but that's not something that only happens in michigan. Detroit is also 83 percent black.
Michigan has the same percentage of African Americans as other northern states like New York and Illinois. Just goes to show how little people actually know about the state as a whole.
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Muslims, Union, and high taxes.
Why is my brain automatically applying a southern accent to this post? ^^^

The truth is that Michigan is very middle-of-the-road when it comes to taxes, politics, cost of living etc. California or New York it ain't.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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I have a very positive perception of upper Michigan. We drove through there years ago and it was beautifully wooded, lots of lakes, cabins, fishing, just really really nice. I live in Western Washington so we love that sort of thing. Michigan has its problems around Detroit but upper Michigan is great.
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Don't ask for an outsider opinion if you don't want it. (no southern accent here.)
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