Which Region of the United States Is Meant for You?

Teresa M.

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About This Quiz

The United States often feels like 50 countries rolled into one. While individual states and even counties or cities certainly have their own specific cultural traditions and characteristics, the country as a whole often acts like several nations, each made up of a few states. Indeed, an interesting study a few years ago showed that if you track dollar bills as they pass from hand to hand, you'll see that there are certain trade "zones" within the U.S. where the same bills go round and round. They are far less likely to cross from one area to the other, looking more like currents in the ocean than parts of the same country. Similarly, a map of how people use certain vocabulary - from what they call a fizzy carbonated beverage (soda, pop, etc.) to where they mean when they say "the City" (New York, Chicago, Seattle, etc.) - shows regional clustering that transcends state lines but doesn't cover the whole country.

That means we end up with distinct regions, from the Deep South with its conservative attitudes and devout religious faith, to the simultaneously more capitalistic and progressive Northeast, to the highly individualistic culture of the former Frontier States. They each suit different personalities - so tell us about you and we'll see where you belong!

What kind of scenery do you like most?

What football team do you like most?

Which U.S. city do you find most interesting?

What do you call soda?

Which food do you like most?

What do you like the most about where you live now?

Which U.S. President have you liked most?

Which state would you consider building a vacation home in?

Which cuisine do you prefer?

Would you like to live in the Southeastern United States?

What kind of films do you watch most often?

Which U.S. state would you least like to visit?

What is most important to you in life?

Which U.S. accent do you like most?

What outdoor activity do you like most?

Which actor do you think is most talented?

Which band do you like most?

Which U.S. site would you most like to visit?

Do you live life in the fast lane?

Which occupation would you be willing to try?

Which food sounds the grossest to you?

Are you considering a move?

What do you like to drink in the mornings?

Which film would you like to watch again?

Are you happy where you currently live?

How would you describe your fashion sense?

Which word would your best friend use to describe your personality?

Which sitcom does your life feel most like?

How do you commute to work?

Where are you most likely to go on a night out?

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