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View Poll Results: Which state is thought of most in the international community?
California 40 63.49%
Florida 2 3.17%
Illinois 1 1.59%
New York 20 31.75%
Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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You mean like when Sean Penn visits Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Iran and Michael Moore sucks up in Cuba and Madonna, Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow live overseas and old Jane Fonda visits her buds and it all makes the news reports? I'd have to go with Hollywood and California, despite the UN being in NYC. I don't hear "Buffalo" or "Poughkeepsie" or "Lake Ronkonkoma" or "Yonkers" and think "international exposure."
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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That last sentence could be said about NY. California has more Asians, but I would think it would be close to even in terms of Central and South Americans(Mexicans is another story), with NY having more African immigrants.
I think its very close between New York and California.
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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California as a state, but New York City in itself almost matches it.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default California

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What state gets all the spotlight when someone out of our country thinks of the U.S ?


California.
I agree, probably California. Although your poll does not show it, I think Florida is not very far behind. BIG tourist area for Europe and Latin America, plus the Miami area is a banking and economic center/haven/refugee for wealthy Latin Americans. As for New York and Illinois they are more known for the cities than the states, unfortunately.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Many people over seas dont even know New York is a state. California is number one than Florida than maybe New York but probably Texas. When people say New York they think NYC not the state. What else is famous in the state besides for NYC and Niagra Falls? Nothing. California is known all throughout Latin America and you have LA, San Diego, San Francisco. Florida is famous for its beaches and Miami and Orlando are two very popular international vacation spots.
New York State is not as well known internationally and is of course overshadowed by NYC. However if you cruise the net you will find references to upstate NY from Europeans especially from the British. I have found tour guides for New England which spend more time in upstate NY than they do in New England itself. Also upstate is a major tourist area for Canadians.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Default Texas is very well known internationally

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I have a hard time believing that Texas is #10 in international recognition. I think it should be in the top 5. From my travels in Europe, there were very few people that hadn't heard of Texas. Its stereotypical cowboy culture is known around the world. In fact, of the British people I spoke to, many had heard of Lubbock. (It turns out they're big Buddy Holly fans.)
You are right, in REALITY its not #10 in international recognition and it SHOULD be in the TOP 5. That list includes people's opinions and they are still downrating Texas because of PC nonsense (anti-Bush). People are entitled to their opinions about Bush but they should not be sterotyping an entire state of 20 million for one man.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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You mean like when Sean Penn visits Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and Iran and Michael Moore sucks up in Cuba and Madonna, Johnny Depp and Gwyneth Paltrow live overseas and old Jane Fonda visits her buds and it all makes the news reports? I'd have to go with Hollywood and California, despite the UN being in NYC. I don't hear "Buffalo" or "Poughkeepsie" or "Lake Ronkonkoma" or "Yonkers" and think "international exposure."
That would be like saying "Fresno", "Sacramento", "San Bernandino" or "Stockton" and thinking "international exposure". You have to put it into perspective.

Also, we have some colleges and universities in Upstate NY that have quite a few international students like Syracuse University, Cornell University, SUNY-Binghamton, Colgate University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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What state gets all the spotlight when someone out of our country thinks of the U.S ?


California.
You put FL,CA,AND NY and randomly skip over TX and put IL????
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: OKC
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Hollywood is one of the few industries in the U.S. where we export more than we import. Many people in the world believe they know cities like NYC largely because of Hollywood produced shows like Friends and Seinfeld that are syndicated in their countries. Music is same, although not to the same extent.
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Old 04-05-2009, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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New York, then California.
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