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View Poll Results: When I think of Pennsylvania...
I generally have a favorable opinion of the state. 106 54.08%
I generally have an unfavorable opinion of the state. 34 17.35%
I have no strong opinion regarding the state. 56 28.57%
Voters: 196. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-08-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Big northeast state
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Philly = liberal
Rest of PA = Pentucky???
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Philly = liberal
Rest of PA = Pentucky???
Not really. A lot of the eastern side of the state is expensive and generally liberal. Pittsburgh is cosmopolitan and offers a lot of culture that many larger cities do not. As for the hilly / mountainous area in between, its better off than eastern Kentucky for sure.
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Old 08-08-2019, 04:53 PM
 
Location: IN
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I usually think of Philly, Pittsburgh, State College (Great U Penn Meteorology Program), Appalachia, declining industrial cities, OLD river towns that are isolated, coal patch, Lake Erie, mountains, and a huge percentage of elderly people, (most counties have a greater percentage of the population over age 65 than under age 18).
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Philly = liberal
Rest of PA = Pentucky???
Go to Kentucky and then come back here and post. Very different places.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Moving?!
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Groundhog Day
Hershey's chocolate
Little League World Series
Philly cheesesteak (not my thing)

I think of Pennsylvania as a sister state to Illinois (except Chicago is kind of Philly+Pittsburgh, and the terrain is different).

I have been there twice. Once driving down I-81 in late fall: very pretty country, and a pleasant night in a suburban area near Scranton. The other time in Philly for a few days for an event, not much sightseeing.
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Old 08-08-2019, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Big fan of PA. And most of my experience isn't even Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Have had good times in Scranton, Harrisburg, and Erie.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:28 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Favorable opinion.
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Old 08-08-2019, 11:01 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Amish, Pennsyltucky. Big generic state like Ohio, Upstate NY, etc.
Not to go off from the subject, but I saw this word generic for Pennsylvania. I actually think Pennsylvania is one of the least generic states in the Union.
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Old 08-09-2019, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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Not to go off from the subject, but I saw this word generic for Pennsylvania. I actually think Pennsylvania is one of the least generic states in the Union.
When I hear "generic US state", I think of something in the 3-7 million population range, not super liberal or conservative, one major city but 1-2 "regional" cities that people have heard of and that exert some influence, some immigrants and ethnic minorities in the cities but mostly white German/British Isles ancestry in all the rural areas, and a balanced and moderately strong economy including healthcare, manufacturing, and agricultural sectors. The kind of state that you hear about from time to time and isn't totally forgotten, but can still be seen as kind of a rural backwater.

Pennsylvania fulfills some of that, but states like Wisconsin, Iowa, and Oregon are better candidates.

For least generic: Alaska, Hawaii, New Mexico, Wyoming, New Jersey?
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