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View Poll Results: In 2016, which one of these cities is the most Southern?
Dallas/Ft Worth 1 1.61%
Houston 8 12.90%
Atlanta 53 85.48%
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Old 10-28-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Atlanta is all around more southern, but Houston is still more closely tied to the Deep South and Dallas is still the buckle of the Bible Belt.
Is Dallas the buckle on the Bible Belt? This city is more Catholic than anything else.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Atlanta is definitely the most southern of the three.


Houston is the next most Southern, yet the most international of the three.


DFW has Southern characteristics, but is a mix between, Southern, Great Plains, and Southwestern.
I completely agree!
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:01 PM
 
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Atlanta is all around more southern, but Houston is still more closely tied to the Deep South and Dallas is still the buckle of the Bible Belt.
But how? I mean, Atlanta is actually in the Deep South and, iirc, receives a greater portion of its population from the Deep South than Houston does.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:11 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Is Dallas the buckle on the Bible Belt? This city is more Catholic than anything else.
It is more so than Houston or Atlanta, but I understand that the city itself hardly fits the definition these days.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:37 PM
 
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But how? I mean, Atlanta is actually in the Deep South and, iirc, receives a greater portion of its population from the Deep South than Houston does.
I think it was in the context of landscape; the iconic "Deep South" features live oaks with spanish moss, a feature present in Houston, but absent in the other two cities.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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It is more so than Houston or Atlanta, but I understand that the city itself hardly fits the definition these days.
Well no actually. Atlanta is more protestant Christian than Dallas. Dallas is more Catholic than Atlanta. Historically that may be correct, but in 2016, Im not sure. Both are pretty Christian cities on the whole.


Houston is more religiously diverse so its a different story.
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Old 10-28-2016, 12:48 PM
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Location: Miami
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But how? I mean, Atlanta is actually in the Deep South and, iirc, receives a greater portion of its population from the Deep South than Houston does.
Based on image.

Some of the most common characteristics of the "Deep South" are also relative to Houston more so than it does Atlanta. There's a cultural and geographical difference...
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well no actually. Atlanta is more protestant Christian than Dallas. Dallas is more Catholic than Atlanta. Historically that may be correct, but in 2016, Im not sure. Both are pretty Christian cities on the whole.


Houston is more religiously diverse so its a different story.
I lived in Atlanta. I'm well aware that it is less Catholic due to its lack of Latin immigrants. However, Protestant does not equal evangelical, and the latter has historically been more true of Dallas than the other two. The major difference being that the Atlanta area has many more black Protestants who do not vote Republican.

I will concede that, these days, it's more appropriate to refer to Oklahoma as the buckle.
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:36 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I think it was in the context of landscape; the iconic "Deep South" features live oaks with spanish moss, a feature present in Houston, but absent in the other two cities.
There's the historical context as well. The Texas coast was a direct point of entry for African slaves. Houston was a cotton and sugar town, which are two pillars of the Deep South's agriculture based economy.

Atlanta is and was an industrial city. The blacks that live there today are transplants from other parts of the South and U.S.
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Old 10-28-2016, 01:54 PM
 
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Is Dallas the buckle on the Bible Belt? This city is more Catholic than anything else.
I've heard the "buckle" thing used for a couple of different places: Charlotte, Greenville, SC, Tulsa, etc.

DFW is both more Catholic (15%) and more Evangelical (38%) than Atlanta (11% and 33%, respectively). Houston is more Catholic (19%) and less Evangelical (30%) than both. All three have a pretty substantial Evangelical presence and are the home base of some heavyweights in that area though.
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