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Old 09-23-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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As I travel around the country, I believe more and more in regional stereotypes. Now scientific proof has finally shown I was right. What do you think?

The United States of Mind - WSJ.com
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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As I travel around the country, I believe more and more in regional stereotypes. Now scientific proof has finally shown I was right. What do you think?

The United States of Mind - WSJ.com

There is always a strong element of truth to stereotypes, but they are not 100% always true. There is a difference. I have met some Northerners that I call "honorary Southerners"- they are just so much more Southern in their manners, ways of thinking, and mannerisms. Especially those I met from upstate NY.

I have met some Deep South Southerners that are so hurried, blunt, and un-Southern, they mine as well be from NYC!
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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As I travel around the country, I believe more and more in regional stereotypes. Now scientific proof has finally shown I was right. What do you think?

The United States of Mind - WSJ.com
Im am VERY surprised that VA ranked so low on extraversion and agreeableness. I bet if you got rid of NOVA it would much different.
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:55 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Depends on what you are trying to prove here using this "study." Nowhere does it show the majority of the Country as beer-belly, tobacco chewing, NASCAR watching, silly logo t-shirt wearing hicks like you maintain in other threads and posts. Are there regional differences? Of course there are. Does it make one area better than another, or urban better than rural? Nope.

After mousing over the regions I have lived on the interactive map in the article, I would tend to agree with the overall statements made, but taken with a grain of salt. To lump an entire state into one ranking is kind of stretching it a bit. Most states have different attitudes spread throughout their borders, what one area is like doesn't mean even the next town over will be the same. Kind of painting a picture of a state with a very broad brush I think.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:03 PM
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The study completely discounted urban/rural differences. Any study that lumps Brooklyn and Upstate New York in the same sociological data pool is suspect in my opinion.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: minneapolis
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I don't think this Stephanie Simon payed much attention while she watched Fargo.
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