The Midwest is a state of mind| Trending Viral hub

Why do 42% of Coloradans think they live in the Midwest? Or 31% of Kentuckians? The Middle West Review, a history and literature magazine, recently hired Emerson College Polling to ask 11,000 people in 22 states: “Do you consider yourself to live in the Midwest?” And the answers they got were all over the place.

The survey attempted to define a regional ethos by geography, but mental states don’t always transcend state borders. Sure, more than 96% of Iowans and Minnesotans believe they live in the Midwest, as do 93% of Wisconsin and Illinois residents and more than 92% of North and South Dakotans. But when more than 25% of people in Arkansas and Idaho and 9% in Tennessee and Pennsylvania think they live in the Midwest, self-identity has lost touch with geography.

Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Check Also

Who will get Trump Mano a Mano?| Trending Viral hub

donald trump, Joe Biden and the Beltway press corps agree on at least one thing: …

Car dealers to Biden: electric vehicles are not selling| Trending Viral hub

You can subsidize a buyer to get into the car showroom, but you can’t force …

How Elon became an ‘anti-Semite’| Trending Viral hub

‘Tristram Shandy’ is the press’ manual for forcing words to obey a narrative.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *