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Old 11-24-2018, 01:13 PM
 
Location: North Caroline
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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?
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Old 11-24-2018, 01:26 PM
 
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No other state anywhere tops Texas, but SC does pretty well on this front. The palmetto tree and crescent moon makes for a pretty cool logo/symbol.
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:54 PM
 
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I think Southern and Western states both tend to have a lot more state pride than Midwestern and Northeastern states,
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:44 PM
 
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I think Texas is the state with the most state pride.I am very proud to be a Texan.My family member is very proud to be from Arkansas though.
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Old 11-24-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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In the West Coast states, my impression is we have tons of pride, based on our typical opinion that we're successful in a lot of ways...economies, transit, social issues, funding services, protecting natural areas, and so on. But we're not flag wavers.

Of course we have plenty of examples of going overboard in some areas, we have plenty of faults (often related to being expensive), and we're even backwards in others...for example Washington has a regressive tax structure. And obviously that pride is lower among people who don't like the things the electorate likes.
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yes, I do think that Southerners have more State Pride.
For example, I am from Ohio, where yes, we do have State pride but you will rarely see the State flag or state shape on cars, in offices, etc.

A few years ago, I had moved to Kentucky and they are a prideful State with not only the love of the University of Kentucky wildcats but also their bourbon heritage and equine culture. Driving around Kentucky one can see many decals of the shape of Kentucky, UK plate holders, etc. itís quite prideful.

Recently I moved further South to Middle Tennessee and everything is plastered in TriStar and The State flag. I also see many other States represented around Nashville and almost all of them are Southern states, so yes, based upon my anecdotal evidence, Southemrrs seem to show a lot of pride for their home state.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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Of all the states I've lived in, Iowa was the most prideful.

Florida was prideful too, but I discount that, as most of its biggest boosters are the sunshine addicts who moved there from "up North". FL natives i knew were more circumspect about their state.
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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From my limited experience, Californians and Texans seem to have the most state pride.
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Old 11-24-2018, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Yes, I do think that Southerners have more State Pride.
For example, I am from Ohio, where yes, we do have State pride but you will rarely see the State flag or state shape on cars, in offices, etc.
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.
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Old 11-25-2018, 10:08 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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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.
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