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View Poll Results: Where does your pride come first? For your city, or your state?
City 40 59.70%
State 27 40.30%
Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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In other words, what comes first, your city or your state?

Are you a New Yorker first, or New Yorker first? Okay, bad joke.
But really what comes first? Your city, or your state? Are you a Chicagoen first, or Illinoisian first?

For all you Patriots first, lets assume that we are all Americans first.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I am equally a resident of my town and my state.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Within the State I am quite proud to mention what town I am from, outside the State I am quite proud to mention the State I am from. Depends on the location I would guess. I would also have to say equally proud of both City and State.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:32 PM
 
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City. Actually more like neighborhood, then city, but, you know, whatever.

You think I would actually claim downstate Illinois as my own?
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:32 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I have zero affection for my current town of residence, but I love my state.

To clarify... I don't actually live IN the town that is part of my home address. I actually love where I live, but it is out in the country and not "in town." I dislike the actual town, though (Ionia, MI).
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:45 PM
 
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Within the State I am quite proud to mention what town I am from, outside the State I am quite proud to mention the State I am from. Depends on the location I would guess. I would also have to say equally proud of both City and State.
This.
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Old 04-08-2009, 07:35 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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since Im not from Albuquerque I dont consider myself a Albuquerquean but rather a New Mexican.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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The same way I write it in a letter: New York, NY.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:02 PM
 
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I certainly identify more with Chicago than with IL.

Conversely, I consider myself a product of not only SC, where I was raised, but also NC, where I went to college and lived after school. I identify with those states much more than specific towns within the Carolinas.

Hence my username, I guess...
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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I identify with my city or metro area first than the state.
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