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Old 11-28-2018, 12:15 PM
 
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I'm from Tennessee, but have lived in Iowa and Indiana for about five years put together. When I lived in Iowa, people would always ask me about Nashville, Elvis, Graceland, Jack Daniels, etc. Midwesterners were very meek about their own states.
It's modesty.

Iowans (for example) have a lot of state pride. It's just considered bad form in much of the Midwest to be openly prideful, as it looks braggadocious. People ask you about where you're from because taking interest in others is a good way to be polite and make them feel welcome. It's not because they thought less of their own state.
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Old 11-28-2018, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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It's modesty.

Iowans (for example) have a lot of state pride. It's just considered bad form in much of the Midwest to be openly prideful, as it looks braggadocious. People ask you about where you're from because taking interest in others is a good way to be polite and make them feel welcome. It's not because they thought less of their own state.
It always amazes me how many Hawkeye shirts and sweaters I see in other states. I go to Rochester MN twice a year and Mayo clinic is awash with black and gold. Rarely see any ISU stuff anywhere. They must stay home more.

And for the record, I support the Clones from the Big XII over those Big 10 snooties. But I never miss watching the CyHawk football game on TV and I try to catch the basketball game between them. Even look up the wrestling results.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:30 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Do you think Southerners, on average, have more pride in their home state? Are they more likely to display symbols of state pride such as their state flag? What about articles of clothing? From my experiences in N.C., state pride is a pretty big thing. What about elsewhere?
Visit Iowa if you want to see state pride. I've never seen so many people with such a need to say the name of their state so obsessively. They aren't in your face by any means but it seems that the word "Iowa" has to be spoken about every third sentence or so.

Montanans also tend to have a blind loyalty to their state. Just go the Montana forum and say something critical. You'd think you had just insulted their wives.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:27 AM
 
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It always amazes me how many Hawkeye shirts and sweaters I see in other states. I go to Rochester MN twice a year and Mayo clinic is awash with black and gold. Rarely see any ISU stuff anywhere. They must stay home more.

And for the record, I support the Clones from the Big XII over those Big 10 snooties. But I never miss watching the CyHawk football game on TV and I try to catch the basketball game between them. Even look up the wrestling results.
We get out, we just have a full wardrobe.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:27 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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I agree with this observation. The South probably the state pride. I think NJ has some degree of state pride, but we're also deeply connected Philadelphia in the south and New York in the north.
Would definitely agree that here in NJ theres a solid amount of state pride. Seems to be the only one in the NE that does, since NY is swallowed up by the city, and the New England states more-so pride themselves on being from "New England", not necessarily the individual states.
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Old 11-29-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Texas first and then Alaska
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Old 11-29-2018, 10:07 PM
 
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I feel like the rust belt states have the least pride in their states. Having lived in Ohio, seems like most people were down on their state and ready to move out asap. It left me with a general depressing feeling about the Midwest and Ohio in particular.

It also depends on which state. The states that have more unique cultures definitely will have more pride (TX, LA, GA, FL) including those in other regions. Maybe that's why the Midwest has no pride, because many of the states can seem generic and don't have a defined culture.
Too bad you didn't like Ohio. There is plenty of pride in Wisconsin, and Wisconsin is not generic, at all. Speak for yourself, not the entire Midwest.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:39 AM
 
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It's modesty.

Iowans (for example) have a lot of state pride. It's just considered bad form in much of the Midwest to be openly prideful, as it looks braggadocious. People ask you about where you're from because taking interest in others is a good way to be polite and make them feel welcome. It's not because they thought less of their own state.
I feel that. Midwesterners are some of the most polite, humble people I've ever met.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:12 AM
 
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Too bad you didn't like Ohio. There is plenty of pride in Wisconsin, and Wisconsin is not generic, at all. Speak for yourself, not the entire Midwest.
Strongly agree with this. Wisconsin has a pretty unique culture that's pretty obvious if you spend any time there at all.
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Pretty sure Texas has the market cornered on the flag-waving, Kool-Aid chugging brand of state pride. It's the only state I've ever lived in where they make public school children say a pledge of allegiance to the STATE FLAG. When they leave the mother ship dyed-in-the-wool Texans also have a tendency to plaster Texas-themed tchotchkes all over their new abode.

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