Which Region of the United States Is Meant for You?

By: Teresa M.

Which Region of the United States Is Meant for You?
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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 around and around. 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, to where they mean when they say "the City," 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!

Are you happy where you currently live?
I do like it here.
I could be happier.
I'm bored with it.
I need a new adventure.

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What do you like the most about where you live now?
The scenery is amazing.
My commute isn't very long.
I like where my house is located.
I like my neighbors.

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Which word would your best friend use to describe your personality?
Chill
Polite
Curious
Ambitious

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Which food do you like most?
Sushi
Ribs
Steak
Lobster

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Which U.S. state would you least like to visit?
Ohio
Utah
Rhode Island
Florida

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Which U.S. accent do you like most?
Midwestern
Southern
Texas
New York

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What outdoor activity do you like most?
Camping
Swimming
Attending festivals
Boating

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Which band do you like most?
Nirvana
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Everclear
The Pixies

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What kind of scenery do you like most?
Forests
Rivers
Rock formations
Coastlines

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Which U.S. President have you liked most?
Barack Obama
Bill Clinton
George Bush
John F. Kennedy

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Which sitcom does your life feel most like?
"Northern Exposure"
"Mama's Family"
"King of the Hill"
"Friends"

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Which actor do you think is most talented?
Jared Leto
Morgan Freeman
Bruce Willis
Donnie Wahlberg

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What football team do you like most?
Seattle Seahawks
Atlanta Falcons
Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots

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Which state would you consider building a vacation home in?
Oregon
South Carolina
Arizona
Maine

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Do you live life in the fast lane?
No, I work on my own time.
I drive fast, but I live slow.
I am laid back most of the time.
I believe in living fast and hard.

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Which cuisine do you prefer?
Japanese
American
Mexican
Chinese

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Where are you most likely to go on a night out?
I would go see a concert.
I would go to the races.
I would go dancing.
I would go to a block party.

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What is most important to you in life?
Self-discovery
Family
Diversity
Success

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Which food sounds the grossest to you?
Tuna salad
Grits
Cracklins
Oysters

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Are you considering a move?
Yes, I have been thinking about relocating.
It has crossed my mind.
Yes, I don't feel at home here.
No, I'm just wondering where I would best fit in.

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What do you like to drink in the mornings?
Bubble tea
Water
Tea
Coffee

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Which occupation would you be willing to try?
Lumberjack
Golf instructor
Chef
Fashion designer

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What do you call soda?
Garbage
It's all Coke.
Pop
Soda

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Would you like to live in the Southeastern United States?
No, it's too hot.
Yes! I love the South.
No, the Southeast doesn't sound appealing.
No, the pace is too slow.

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How do you commute to work?
I ride my bike.
I drive my truck.
I take a bus.
I take a train.

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Which U.S. site would you most like to visit?
Seattle Space Needle
Disney World
The Grand Canyon
Statue of Liberty

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What kind of films do you watch most often?
Mystery
Action/Adventure
Documentary
Foreign

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Which film would you like to watch again?
"Sleepless in Seattle"
"Cold Mountain"
"Brokeback Mountain"
"Wolf of Wall Street"

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How would you describe your fashion sense?
Casual
Preppy
Cultured
Professional

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Which U.S. city do you find most interesting?
Portland
Atlanta
Tucson
Boston

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