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View Poll Results: Which states are Midwestern?
Michigan 2 11.11%
Ohio (all of it) 1 5.56%
Indiana (all of it) 3 16.67%
Illinois (all of it) 2 11.11%
Kansas (all of it) 0 0%
Missouri (all of it) 0 0%
Ohio (some of it) 0 0%
Indiana (some of it) 0 0%
Illinois (some of it) 1 5.56%
Missouri (some of it) 0 0%
Kansas (some of it) 0 0%
Minnesota 1 5.56%
Wisconsin 1 5.56%
Iowa 4 22.22%
North Dakota 0 0%
South Dakota 0 0%
Nebraska 0 0%
Oklahoma 0 0%
Colorado 1 5.56%
New York (parts of it) 0 0%
Pennsylvania (parts of it) 1 5.56%
West Virginia 0 0%
Kentucky 1 5.56%
Texas (Panhandle) 0 0%
Tennessee 0 0%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-04-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Are you crazy? Southern Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio aren't the least bit Southern, compared to places like Kentucky and Virginia. They never were considered part of the South culturally, and the locals do not identify as such. Southern Missouri on the other hand, is a whole 'nother story.

Southern Missouri is more southern than Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Southern Ohio, but it is still not as Southern as places in Kentucky or Virginia...it has very clear Midwestern elements and Southern culture is not strong in most of Southern Missouri unless you are in extreme South Central, Southeastern Missouri, or the bootheel.
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Are you crazy? Southern Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio aren't the least bit Southern, compared to places like Kentucky and Virginia. They never were considered part of the South culturally, and the locals do not identify as such. Southern Missouri on the other hand, is a whole 'nother story.
The other thing I will add about Southern Missouri is that it was always heavily divided as far as being Midwestern or Southern, and still is today. In addition to the Northern half of Kentucky (north of Louisville and Lexington and highway 60), Southern Illinois, Southern Indiana, and Southern Ohio, and Southern Missouri mainly below Highway 50 and north of Highway 60 are heavily influenced by both Midwestern and Southern culture...when you get south of Highway 60 it starts to feel unmistakably Southern, and the Southern culture becomes the predominant way of life, and Southern speech patterns become frequent. Nevertheless, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio are overall Midwestern states. Their major cities,where the majority of the populations reside (Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Kansas City) all identify with the Midwest. I more or less agree with the U.S. Census Bureau's definition of the Midwest. I don't agree with their definition of the South because they place Maryland and Delaware there when they clearly identify more with the Northeast, but other than that I think they are right on the money as far as regional classifications ago. The only parts of Missouri I would agree to being Southern are the parts entirely south of Illinois and Kansas.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
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Yeah this is a bad poll. The Midwest is Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin as defined by the US Census Bureau.

I mostly think of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois when i think of the Midwest.

G Man
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I agree with gman
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