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Old 05-31-2015, 08:30 PM
 
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This is a bit of a different map, based mostly on culture and the overall feel and ancestry/history of a place, and its demographic and social trends:



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Old 05-31-2015, 08:57 PM
 
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Have you been to Utah / SE Idaho?
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:01 PM
 
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Have you been to Utah / SE Idaho?
Yeah I've vacationed in and passed through Utah and Idaho. Demographically and culturally they have a lot in common with the "North", even if the landscape is Western. Hispanics and Californians have not influenced the culture there to the same extent they have in New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado and religiosity and traditionalism are higher there compared to those states. It's very English and Nordic in Utah and SE Idaho.
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Sorry man I grew up in Utah. Utahns definitely identify more with the west than the "north" or midwest. I would actually say that most people in Utah identify more with the southwest than any other region.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:43 AM
 
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Sorry man I grew up in Utah. Utahns definitely identify more with the west than the "north" or midwest. I would actually say that most people in Utah identify more with the southwest than any other region.
They might identify but I think Utahn culture is pretty different from other Western states.
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Old 06-01-2015, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Austin
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They might identify but I think Utahn culture is pretty different from other Western states.
It is very different from the great lakes states as well. As a former resident of Utah, I too would group them with the west.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:10 AM
 
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The "Greater South" has a number of issues, most notably DC and Northern Virginia. How exactly do they differ from the Maryland suburbs of DC? Not to mention the inclusion of Indianapolis, Columbus, Cincinnati, St Louis, Kansas City and Wichita which collectively aren't exactly oozing with Southern culture/history.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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So how is Utah not in the West region?

Iconic, wild landscape
Slow-paced lifestyles
Very few cities... State is dominated by open expanses and small towns.
Home to a ridiculous amount of western movies.

Just....... No.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:43 AM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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The line for the "Greater South" is about 250 miles too far north. And I'm not sure how the majority of Utah would be more inland north than west either.

The lower midwest wouldn't be part of the inland north, but it sure as hell ain't part of the south either.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I grew up in central Illinois, and my Grandmother was from the middle of Kentucky. They are definitely not the same region, nor would be St. Louis, Champaign, Peoria, Indianapolis, Columbus, etc. part of the Greater South. Your Greater South line is too far North.
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