If other, please tell us in the your reply
For clarification purposes TX and OK are considered Southwest.
Maryland, DC, Virginia and North Carolina make the Middle Atlantic
Connecticut is considered Northeast and not New England
Idiot. Connecticut IS part of New England. Go back to school and learn something.
I understand Carol Channing is very popular in the regions.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey are mid-Atlantic, dumb ass
On what planet is Connecticut not in New England, and North Carolina not in the Southeast?
Die in a fire, OP. DIAF.
This thread would have been better had you used traditional classifications, OP.
From as in where we grew up or from as in where we live and have been living for a long time?
I know Connecticut likes to latch on to NY as much as possible, but they can't escape the fact that they're in New England.
[quote]On what planet is Connecticut not in New England, and North Carolina not in the Southeast?
This. Your classification system is idiotic.
Who gives two fucks?
Whoa...I'm in DC and kinda shocked that the Mid-Atlantic is winning this poll.
but it's the truth. The carolinas are coastal south, like georgia.
Maryland, DC, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are the mid-atlantic.
So basically West is just California? Arizona is surely southwest. Where does Nevada fit in? And what about Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin or the Dakotas? Those places are NOT Midwest.
R10, but because of the fucked up poll the mid-atlantic could be anything form NY state to Florida. OP is a cretin
[quote]And what about Montana, Minnesota, Wisconsin or the Dakotas? Those places are NOT Midwest.
Minnesota and Wisconsin are not in the Midwest? You're a fucking idiot.
R12, I'D SAY that:
the west coast states, CA, WA and OR are all the "west".
Nevada with Montana, and Idaho are "mountain states"
Minnesota and iowa might be the prairie.
WIsconsin and Illinois, MI and Indiana are the original northwest territories.
the Dakotas are well, the prairies.
where are Alaska and Hawaii?
what about residents of P.R. or Guam?
R10, New York is traditionally considered a Mid-Atlantic state, so perhaps many voters are ignoring OP's idiotic classifications and voting Mid Atlantic because they live in New York.
[quote]The Midwestern United States [bold]as defined by the United States Census Bureau,[/bold] is one of the four U.S. geographic regions. The area is referred to as the Midwest throughout the United States. The region consists of 12 states in the north-central and north-eastern United States: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, [bold]Minnesota,[/bold] Missouri, Nebraska, [bold]North Dakota,[/bold] Ohio, [bold]South Dakota,[/bold] and [bold]Wisconsin.[/bold]
Definition of MIDWEST:
region N cen United States including area around Great Lakes & in upper Mississippi River valley from Ohio —sometimes considered to include Kentucky on the E to North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, & Kansas on the W
For the sake of clarty, let's say California is in the mid-Atlantic and Wisconsin is in the Southwest and Maine is on the West Coast, plus there's a whole new region of the United States we'll call 'Twylo Prime' that consists of the Dakotas, Delaware, Arkansas, and Oregon!
If we are going by Census Bureau definitions, R17, there should only be responses for West, Midwest, South, and Northeast.
Well, r20, you also got at r18 a definition of the Midwest straight from Webster's Dictionary that the region absolutely includes the Dakotas, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
As someone who lived in some of those states, I can tell you very confidently the people of those states would absolutely insist they are from the Midwest and nowhere else.
I'd say the evidence is pretty incontestable.
I love r19.
Me too, r22
I love how you guys get upset by the craziest things.
We all know what New England is, but Connecticut isn't culturally New England. It is more New York in culture and style.
it's HISTORICALLY N. England, just as the midwest has HISTORICALLY been (through a rough but long period of HISTORY) indiana, ohio, michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
[quote]just as the midwest has HISTORICALLY been (through a rough but long period of HISTORY) indiana, ohio, michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin.
Minnesota has always been part of the Midwest as long as it has been a state.
Greetings R17! The OP chose to not go with the four standard American regions for his poll. He divided the east coast up, the west up, and gave us odd parameters for the southwest. And yet he lumped the entire middle of the country together. I found that odd and sort of unfair.
But, I see your point. I'm not very educated. I didn't realize which flyover state belonged where. I humbly apologize for my error.
The south west corner of Connecticut likes to imagine that it is part of New York, but it isn't. The rest of the state is fine with being part of New England.
OP, I checked Northwest. Of course, I meant the northwest of Ireland - but that's ok, right?
I'm from New England - Connecticut to be exact.
If you have the Northeast and Southeast, why do you need Middle Atlantic or New England at all?
R6 is right -- the poll must define "from" in order to mean anything.
By the time I was 25, I'd lived in five different states all over the country. Am I "from" the state I was born in, or one of the three states where I lived as a child, or one of the two states I've lived as an adult? The state where I've spent the most time, or the state where I spent the least time but love best?
OP, before the break-up of AT&T, all but three towns in Connecticut were served the Southern New England Telephone Company.
I don't think most Connecticut people consider themselves as New Englanders.
Anyone who thinks Connecticut is not part of New England is definitely a flyover red-state dumbass.
I've been from all these regions.
what is the diff between New England and Northeast?
Have you ever been to you, OP? Or the Isle of Greece?
Fairfield and New Haven Counties are part of the NYC metro area, so culturally they're not really all that "New England-ish". They have a lot more in common with Westchester. Their residents generally root for New York teams, not Boston.
To answer the OP, I'm from the far west Pacific region.
If Connecticut is New England then so is New York.
No matter what OP's or any douche's justifications are, Connecticut is part of New England, historically and culturally depending on where in the state you are. It's a weird state 'cause while the other 5 states automatically root for the home teams (Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins), Connecticut is divided. The half closer to NYC root for NY teams, and the other half root like the rest of NE.
I love it how this thread devolves into an unresolvable debate over the definition of regions. By the way, the trend is to include North Carolina in the Mid Atlantic region, so OP is justified.