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View Poll Results: The average Midwesterner fits better in
The Northeast 56 40.58%
The South 82 59.42%
Voters: 138. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-24-2017, 05:05 PM
 
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I'm originally from the NYC metro, currently living in Ohio.

The Midwest is such an expansive and surprisingly diverse region. Second generation Arab-Americans living in Dearborn, Applachians in coal communities in Southern Ohio, African-Americans from the east side of Cleveland, the 1%-ers living on Chicago's north shore, farmers in Iowa etc.

I'll stick to Ohio since that's what I know.

Most people in the cities of Cleveland and Columbus and their close in suburbs would fit in better in the northeast or larger urban centers in the south, such as Atlanta. Cincinnati and its inner suburbs fall into this category as well but probably to a lesser degree. You can throw in Toledo, Youngstown, Dayton, Akron and the rest of Ohio's second tier urban centers.

The exurbs, further out suburbs and many rural communities of the state would fit in better in the south.
You don't think rural Ohio has a similar feel to rural Pennsylvania without the mountains?
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:21 PM
 
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There's two types of people in the US. Small town and big city. Region doesn't matter as much as some people think it does.
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This what?
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Old 05-24-2017, 05:52 PM
 
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Northeast, other than the southern portions of the Midwest- which already have quite a bit in common with the South or at least a mix.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:15 PM
 
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What's an average Midwesterner? Like some others have said on here, the Midwest is a really diverse region. The Northeast and the South are also really diverse regions.

Since I think there's more differences within each region than there are between regions, I'm going to say the "Northeast" by a hair, solely due to climate and that Southern culture is somewhat uniquely distinct compared to Northeast culture.
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Old 05-24-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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You don't think rural Ohio has a similar feel to rural Pennsylvania without the mountains?
I guess it does depending on the part. I guess when I thought of "the northeast" I was thinking more of the major metro areas and not the rural hinterlands, which you are right, can be fairly similar to Ohio's.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:01 PM
 
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There's two types of people in the US. Small town and big city. Region doesn't matter as much as some people think it does.

I think you're over simplifying it. I know I for sure would rather live in rural Iowa than rural Mississippi. There's still plenty of cultural differences between the Midwest and South. From accents, to food, to religion, to politics. Midwestern conservatives tend to be more middle of the road (so do the liberals) where Southern conservatives tend to be further right. Religion is seen as a more private matter up north, its all up in your face down south.
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Old 05-24-2017, 11:18 PM
 
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I think you're over simplifying it. I know I for sure would rather live in rural Iowa than rural Mississippi. There's still plenty of cultural differences between the Midwest and South. From accents, to food, to religion, to politics. Midwestern conservatives tend to be more middle of the road (so do the liberals) where Southern conservatives tend to be further right. Religion is seen as a more private matter up north, its all up in your face down south.
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Fair enough. Good points... because I agree with you now.

A farmer from Iowa or Wisconsin would blend in much easier in a farming community in upstate New York or rural Penn. than they would a farming community in Alabama or Georgia.
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Old 05-25-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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By Northeast I include even rural Northeast. Pretty sure a Northeastern farmer would feel as out of place in Manhattan than they would on a farm in Ohio or Indiana. I don't know why people think Northeast is analogous with urban.

Also, I think an urban Midwestern person would stand out amongst locals more in the South than in the Northeast. They just have to open their mouth to speak. In the Northeast, nothing immediate about most Midwest types would seem "out of place".

The Midwest vibe varies less from the Northeast one than the Southern.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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And I'm going with the South, because Red States.

I'm not considering people from Chicago to be the average Midwesterner.
The problem is that they are and most would self identify as such.

With that said, I say NE because, as a previous poster indicated, much of the Midwest was developed by people from the NE. I imagine the similarities in climate and historical manufacturing/industrial output play a role, as well.

Both NE and Midwest are also still generally faster paced than a majority of the South outside (and sometimes including) the big four southern metros.

BTW, if Chicago isn't the Midwest, then Dallas, Houston, & Miami aren't the South...

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