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Mike da Tigah
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Which States Are in the South?
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First, the Southerners were considerably more certain of which states are their own. While the top few Midwest states barely pulled 80 percent of the vote, nearly 90 percent of respondents identified Georgia and Alabama as Southern, and more than 80 percent placed Mississippi and Louisiana in the South. South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida and North Carolina all garnered above 60 percent.

Southerners seem remarkably content to mess with Texas, giving it 57 percent support. Virginia, Arkansas and Kentucky hovered at about 50 percent.

Also, Maryland — well and truly — is not a Southern state, according to actual Southerners. It pulled a pathetic 6 percent of the vote. That’s worse than Arizona and New Mexico. Walter White is more Southern than a Marylander. Allow me to welcome you to the North, Maryland. I’ve always loved your well-appointed Interstate 95 rest stops!

Consistent with a tradition of skepticism of the federal government, the South further disagrees with the census designation of what’s in the South. In addition to Maryland, Oklahoma and West Virginia both pulled less than 25 percent support, despite the fact that the census says they’re the South. Take that, big government.

So, what have we learned? Judging by some of the feedback on Tuesday’s blog post, people don’t know exactly where these places are, but they’re certainly passionate about it.

Also, does anyone know what’s going on with Missouri? Mostly excluded from the South and Midwest, it appears to be the geographic equivalent of the last kid picked during dodgeball.



Which states do you consider truly “Southern”?




lordguill
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re: Which States Are in the South?
A friend of mine from Maryland considered himself a southerner.

In my opinion, it's the SEC states plus NC minus MO and minus KY
This post was edited on 11/16 at 7:38 am


Dire Wolf
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Everything east of Tyler/Baytown, texas and north of Tampa/south of kentucky.

Missouri and Oklahoma not included
This post was edited on 11/16 at 7:40 am


SabiDojo
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, *sigh* Florida, and South Carolina.
This post was edited on 11/16 at 7:40 am


biglego
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re: Which States Are in the South?
More proof that Missouri should be kicked out the sec


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Gorilla Ball
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re: Which States Are in the South?
i'd say based upon your graphic that the states that are orange or whatever color that is. Missouri could also be considered sort a swing state that it could go either way.


hogminer
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Draw a line from the top of Arkansas across to the top of N. Carolina. Everything south of that line plus KY, southern VA, and east Texas.


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WildcatMike
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Lexington and southeastern Kentucky is South.


lsunurse
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Who are the morons that think AZ, NM, and CO are part of the South?


lordguill
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re: Which States Are in the South?
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Lexington and southeastern Kentucky is South.




That's fair


SlapahoTribe
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re: Which States Are in the South?
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Who are the morons that think AZ, NM, and CO are part of the South?

Who are the morons (~11%) That don’t consider GA in the south? Or the other obviously southern states?


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Mike da Tigah
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re: Which States Are in the South?
My grandfather always said that anything north of Alexandria was yankee.


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sometimes Texas


CelticDog
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re: Which States Are in the South?
South Dakota
new jersey got a lot of votes.
Cape may is more southern than you'd guess.
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OceanMan
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Arkansas is most certainly the south


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lsudat10
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re: Which States Are in the South?
I just moved to Lexington from Louisiana, and I feel like it is more southern than Baton Rouge.


WildcatMike
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re: Which States Are in the South?
We don't claim Louisville, unless it's during Derby time. Too much Indiana.


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SlapahoTribe
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SCLibertarian
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re: Which States Are in the South?
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Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia and sometimes Texas

So the state that seceded first and is the home of arguably the most Southern city in the country isn't Southern?


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biscuitsngravy
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re: Which States Are in the South?
Being completely serious, spent most of my life in louisiana, now in Texas. DID NOT realize that Texans don't identify as being in the south. They identify as Texans only.

this is just a reply to the article and not intended to start a texas blows string.. so, exclude texas from the south.


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