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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 05-27-2017, 04:36 PM
 
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As a Midwesterner I think I would fit in better in the NE. The NE, Midwest, and west have more similarities then differences. That's true with all of the US, but the South has a slightly distinct culture. I don't believe there is as big of difference as some people claim, but southerners have slightly different personalities then people from other parts of the US.

If you take a typical rural Midwestern person and throw them in a rural area of the NE, they will fit it very well. Rural southern people are a little bit different. They are more open with religion and politics. Midwesterns are more closed off, like NE people. The typical Midwesterner is more religious and conservative then the typical NE person, but it's not going to matter too much, because it's not likely to come up in conversation. The types of churches found in the Midwest are the same as the NE. Not a lot of baptists in the Midwest like the south. Of course these are generalizations about "typical" people. All of these regions are large and have variations.

I do see more and more little cultural things coming in from the south like sweet tea (yuck!), and we have a lot of fried chicken places now. We had a soul food restaurant open last year, but it closed. I'm in Eastern Kansas btw.
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Old 05-27-2017, 09:00 PM
 
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People in this thread keep saying the northeast, but the poll result says the south.

Anyone care to explain the discrepancy?
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Old 05-27-2017, 10:31 PM
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People in this thread keep saying the northeast, but the poll result says the south.

Anyone care to explain the discrepancy?
A hellulotta halfbacks from the upper midwest?
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Old 05-28-2017, 12:17 PM
 
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People in this thread keep saying the northeast, but the poll result says the south.

Anyone care to explain the discrepancy?
My guess is a lot of people just think "Red States" and think that the South and Midwest are almost one in the same.

I really don't think there's much of a difference either way though; only when dealing with the extremes.
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Old 05-28-2017, 01:42 PM
 
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My guess is a lot of people just think "Red States" and think that the South and Midwest are almost one in the same.

I really don't think there's much of a difference either way though; only when dealing with the extremes.
I suppose but places like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota can hardly be called Red States. Ohio is the reddest and is about as Red as Pennsylvania. Minnesota has politics that could fit in New England and so does Wisconsin. Not to the same level but they would fit better in the Northeast than the South for sure. I would never mistake a Wisconsinite or Minnesotan for a Southerner. I might do so for some Missourians.

It's not an easy answer.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:47 PM
 
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I haven't read all of the responses, but in very general terms, my vote would be that an urban Midwesterner would fit in better in the Northeast and a rural Midwesterner would fit in better in the South.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:55 PM
 
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A lot of Midwesterners moved to Metro Atlanta in the 1970s and 1980s. They transitioned very well.
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Old 05-28-2017, 07:57 PM
 
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Don't know how the south got ANY votes in this poll, it's just pure delusion.

Especially when the East side of the Midwest is basically an extension of the East coast anyway. Southern culture and cities are totally different. Without a doubt, most Midwesterners would feel much more at home in the Northeast.
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Old 05-29-2017, 07:15 PM
 
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Don't know how the south got ANY votes in this poll, it's just pure delusion.

Especially when the East side of the Midwest is basically an extension of the East coast anyway. Southern culture and cities are totally different. Without a doubt, most Midwesterners would feel much more at home in the Northeast.
Essentially people believe the Northeast is all urban and that rural areas are unheard of there. Northeast = fast paced and cosmopolitan only apparently.

Bet lots of those voters probably live around the Potomac river. Just a hunch.
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Old 05-29-2017, 08:44 PM
 
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I suppose but places like Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota can hardly be called Red States. Ohio is the reddest and is about as Red as Pennsylvania. Minnesota has politics that could fit in New England and so does Wisconsin. Not to the same level but they would fit better in the Northeast than the South for sure. I would never mistake a Wisconsinite or Minnesotan for a Southerner. I might do so for some Missourians.

It's not an easy answer.
Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio all voted for Trump though. Plus there's also Iowa, the Dakotas, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. Illinois and Minnesota were in the minority. I think that does imply that the average Midwesterner would fit in better in The South.

But someone from Chicagoland for example would probably much more easily fit in the Northeast. Of course it varies by cities & regions but you put a lot of emphasis on the world "average" so that was my reasoning.
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