What State Do Your Opinions Belong In?

By: Cameron Cobb

What State Do Your Opinions Belong In?
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About This Quiz

The United States is spread across 4 million square miles of land that make up 50 individual states. As one of the world’s most populated countries and home to more than 325,000,000 people, there’s something different to be discovered in every corner.

The country hosts so much diversity, be that in the landscapes, the people, and the endless flow of differing opinions. While pictures certainly showcase the unique beauty each state has to offer, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to finding where in the country might be your best fit. Imagine as if states have their own opinions, with so many different stances on important topics throughout the nation. 

From sustainable living practices to exceptional education options to something as simple as the best glass of orange juice, each state embodies a sort personality reflected by its residents. Depending on your specific ideas and values, there’s bound to be the ideal place where you can be who you are surrounded by like-minded individuals. A place is nothing without its people, and your perfect kind of company can make anywhere feel like home.

Think you know where in the U.S. you belong? Test your guess and find out if your personality leads you down the same path!

How do you feel about places known to be haunted (such as houses/historical locations)?
I am terrified of them. Why willingly scare yourself?!
They don’t necessarily freak me out, but I wouldn't actively seek them out.
I love them. I am a thrill seeker and always looking for the spookiest ones.
I like them, but I only visit on special occasions.

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Which of the following is your perfect day spent outdoors?
Exploring what's new in the city
Lounging out at the beach all day
Going for a hike on a new nature trail
A relaxing bike ride through the park

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What’s your preferred way of getting around?
Driving myself
Walking
Hopping on public transportation
Riding a bike

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When traveling, which of the following is your top choice for places to check out during your trip?
Beaches
Nature trails
Landmarks/historical monuments
Restaurants

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How do you feel about amusement parks/roller coasters?
I like them, though I only go every once in a while.
I LOVE them! I have annual passes to all my favorite parks.
I don't like/go to theme parks.
I enjoy theme parks and visit whenever I am able, which I wish was more often.

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How eco-friendly is your lifestyle?
I try to live sustainably, but it’s not something I’m exactly used to.
I am pretty eco-friendly, though I'll admit I forget my reusable bags every now and then.
Completely. I constantly keep up with new ways to live green.
Honestly, I do not live a very green lifestyle.

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Out of the choices below, what would you most likely have for breakfast?
Donut
Breakfast burrito
Something light, like a yogurt parfait
Bagel and cream cheese

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Hello, summer break! What’s your perfect way to vacay?
Spending every waking moment in the water
Getting lost in the beauty of nature
Simply relaxing and soaking up tons of sun
I’d love to take a trip to the city and then just come home and relax.

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How much does religion factor into your life and the choices you make?
It does matter to me, but I do not necessarily practice my faith all the time.
I am somewhat religious, but I am still figuring things out with myself.
I am not very religious/not religious at all.
A lot. I consider myself to be a very religious person.

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Do you believe in aliens?
I don’t think aliens are real.
Other life outside of Earth might exist, but I’m not sure.
Absolutely! I swear I’ve seen a UFO before.
I believe so, though I haven’t personally seen any signs.

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How do/would you feel about having a big family?
I like the idea of a larger family, though too big would be overwhelming.
I wouldn’t mind it, but I prefer a smaller family.
I love it. The more, the merrier!
I would rather have a smaller family.

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You’ve just been offered an all-expenses-paid trip to a big city in one of the below regions of the U.S.! Where do you go?
The Northeast
The Northwest
The Southwest
The Southeast

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How do you feel about living close to other people?
I hate it. I would rather live on a more secluded area and enjoy the serenity.
I like it, as I’d prefer to live closer than keep my distance from neighbors.
I don’t mind it, though I still prefer to have mostly my own space.
I love it. There’s something about the bustling lifestyle of close quarters that excites me.

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Which of the following ways would you most likely unwind?
Read a book
Watch a movie
Go for a walk
Paint or draw

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Do you believe money can buy happiness?
No. Happiness is something you find outside of money.
Absolutely. Money can buy whatever it is that makes you happy.
Maybe. It depends on what makes you happy, but I can see how it can make a difference.
I don’t know if it can buy it, but it certainly helps.

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If you did or intended to go to college or know someone who is, how important is it to you that higher education is affordable?
It’s kind of important, but I know it depends on the specifics of the school.
It's not that important. When it comes to education, I think the cost is a good indicator of quality.
Extremely. There should be plenty of affordable options.
It is important, though I am willing to pay a little more for my top choice.

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It’s your turn to pick where to go for dinner. Which of the following cuisines is most likely to be on the menu?
Shellfish
Veggie burrito
Pizza
Classic BBQ

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Out of the following, what genre would likely be playing on the radio station you'd most like to listen to?
Indie/alternative
Pop
Heavy rock
Latin

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Are you/could you ever see yourself going vegan?
Maybe a vegetarian. I love dairy too much.
I don't think so. I enjoy meat with my veggies.
Definitely. I rarely (if at all) consume meat.
No way. I love meat way too much to give it up.

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How do you feel about trying new things?
I'm hesitant but curious. I’d like to be more adventurous.
I'm always up for it! I try to take every new chance I get.
Occasionally, but I mostly stick to what I know.
Not for me. Why change when I know what I like?

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How important is it to you to live somewhere that is known for being pet-friendly?
It is very important to me, as I bring my pet(s) everywhere I go.
I don't have a pet, but I like to know the place I live in cares for animals.
As long as there are outdoor areas around to take my pet(s), I can adapt.
It doesn't really matter to me.

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If you could live anywhere, what would be your ideal surroundings?
Anywhere that's steps away from the beach.
In a big city. I want to be where something's always going on.
I’m a big nature lover, so somewhere with a lot of outdoor activities.
The countryside. I'd love to be somewhere cozy and quiet.

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How important are technology and innovation to you?
They are pretty important. I believe everywhere ought to invest more in education, research and business creation.
It’s not very important to me.
Extremely important. I pride myself by living such an innovative lifestyle.
It’s somewhat important, but I believe there are other factors people should focus on.

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Which of the following sports do you most enjoy doing/watching?
Volleyball
Snowboarding/skiing
Surfing
Baseball

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The weather forecast shows tomorrow will be your favorite kind of day! What’s the weather going to be like?
Hot and sunny. The perfect beach day.
Snowing. A constant winter wonderland.
Cool and breezy. Hello, sweater weather!
Overcast/rainy. The more clouds, the better.

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Do you enjoy airplane rides, and if so, how frequently do you use them to travel?
I don't particularly like airplanes.
I like plane rides. I travel this way primarily just for big trips.
I don't mind plane rides, but I will likely look into other options first.
I absolutely love to fly. I'm always looking for flight deals to travel often.

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How do you try to act around strangers?
I am friendly and polite, though I often still keep my distance.
I tend to keep to myself, which I know can sometimes make me appear cold and distant.
I'm a fairly busy person, so honestly, I don't really notice strangers in passing.
I aim to treat them as I would any friend. At the very least, I make sure I always practice good manners.

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How much of your time do you spend outdoors?
I like being outdoors, so long as I can soak up lots of sun.
I prefer being inside.
I like to escape on an adventure out in nature occasionally.
I practically LIVE outside! I'm a huge nature fanatic, no matter the weather.

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How comfortable would you be living out on a farm?
I don't think it would be for me, as I enjoy the cold too much to commit to working out in freezing fields.
I'd be happy to try sometime to see if it's for me or not.
And give up on planning for my ideal city lifestyle? No way!
Very. I'm super comfortable and/or experienced with life on a farm.

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All this personality thinking has you parched! Which of the following beverages are you most likely to enjoy?
A refreshing cup of fresh juice
A glass of wine
A mug filled with craft beer
A cold can of soda

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