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Old 04-09-2016, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I didn't really read into the subtext of the quiz, I just did it out of curiosity.

I scored a 66 (not sure if being 23 weighs in or not).

Grew up just above the poverty line; dad was a landscaper during the day (now owns his own business), mom worked for Safeway at night, only ever saw them together during their switch-out in the late afternoon.

In fact, the old saying "were you raised in a barn?" is hilarious to me because I did spend my 1st to 3rd birthdays living in a barn
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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Oh, and do I know any Evangelicals? My gosh, I live in the South. I couldn't throw a cat out my front door without hitting an Evangelical - in my very nice neighborhood. What whoever rigged up this "test" apparently doesn't realize is that many upper crust Southerners - the old money elitists in fact - are Evangelicals. At least they're members of Evangelical churches. Even the debutantes and Homecoming Queens and football team captains and the President of the city's Economical Development Council and the local business owner who employs 300 people and who has a sandwich named after him downtown in the trendy new bistro.

Anyway, whoever wrote this also apparently doesn't realize that many very wealthy, old money folks in Texas drive pickup trucks that cost as much as some houses. Just because they want to. Everything's bigger in Texas - even the parking spaces.
And conversely, in much of the coastal Northeast few whites of any class are evangelical. And the working-class mostly doesn't drive pick-up trucks nor watch NASCAR. Or would know what Branson, Missouri is. Maybe we're more out of touch from "average America" but that doesn't make them elitist.
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Old 04-12-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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One thing I appreciate about City-Data is the interesting cross section of people that like to post on here.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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One thing I appreciate about City-Data is the interesting cross section of people that like to post on here.
I think there is a better cross section of middle America here on CD than one would find amongst the people listening to NPR on PBS.
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Old 04-12-2016, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Center City, Philadelphia
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I think there is a better cross section of middle America here on CD than one would find amongst the people listening to NPR on PBS.
Yeah that's basically what I meant.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Fountain Square, Indianapolis
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I got a 3, wth? I certainly don't think I live in a bubble because I don't fish or watch boatloads of television or know certain celebrities.
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Old 04-13-2016, 09:22 AM
 
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I didn't really read into the subtext of the quiz, I just did it out of curiosity.

I scored a 66 (not sure if being 23 weighs in or not).

Grew up just above the poverty line; dad was a landscaper during the day (now owns his own business), mom worked for Safeway at night, only ever saw them together during their switch-out in the late afternoon.

In fact, the old saying "were you raised in a barn?" is hilarious to me because I did spend my 1st to 3rd birthdays living in a barn
great post. lol I grew up on my mothers horse ranch in northern virginia and maryland as well, my mother was a southern lady who rode equestrian professionally for years. I had to take care of the horses, lived in a barn in a room over the horses for 7 years of my youth. I was sort of raised in a barn.lol

its very weird with americas pathetic excuse for class structure, rural people are looked down upon. in england and europe all the aristocracy are "country iife" , horse and hound and rural people,

aristocracy was always based on land ownership. even the queen was probably raised in a barn for a small part of her life. lol
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I would like to say that experiences can say a lot more about a person than their knowledge but then again someone's lack of knowledge can say a lot about a person.

I know where Branson, MO is, who Richard Branson is and I know who Jimmie Johnson is. I love Geography though I have no desire to go to Branson, MO. I've never watched a car race in my life, that doesn't mean I don't read newspapers. I know some Evangelicals. I'm not religious in the slightest but I travel a lot, I've lived in several states and I like to meet new people. So is knowing people from all walks of life good or is associating with an Evangelicals considered "bad" by this quiz. I guess "bad" is the wrong term but what group does knowing an Evangelical put me in?

My zip code is a result of following my husband's career with the US Forest Service. That typically lands us in rural locations against my desires.


I find the entire thing a bit bizarre.

My score was a 32.
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:55 PM
 
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I got a 3. My parents work in healthcare (nurse practitioner and surgeon) and I have a professional degree. I've lived in the Northeast for most of my life and have never met an evangelical. All of my friends have liberal if not left wing political views, which, admittedly, cultivates a bubble of sorts. Still, I wouldn't have expected that my lack of familiarity with NASCAR and 2016's blockbusters makes me insular, even though the quiz says otherwise.
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