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Old 09-24-2013, 06:17 PM  
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Reputations of States - Some fun maps

As a market researcher, I'll preface this by saying that it's a panel from one of the worst businesses in our industry and so it's not really generalizable, but nonetheless it's kind of fun.

I suspect that there's a bit of a problem in that people may vote for their own states, which probably should be taken out of the data. As such, I figure that bigger states are amplified. I suspect that it wouldn't change the conclusions, though.

http://www.businessinsider.com/poll-...-states-2013-8
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #31
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does kansas seriously have the worst scenery?
I-70 from KC to Colorado definitely isn't too exciting. Unless you like long, flat stretches of nothing.
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Old 09-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #32
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I-70 from KC to Colorado definitely isn't too exciting. Unless you like long, flat stretches of nothing.
As someone who has made that drive no fewer than 30 times in the past decade (and will be doing so this weekend), I can confirm that that drive is absolutely soul devouring.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:48 PM   #33
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I-70 from KC to Colorado definitely isn't too exciting. Unless you like long, flat stretches of nothing.
Colorado is pretty much nothing as well...until you hit the Rockies (W of Denver).

That drive is just bleak. Utah, with a couple of exceptional areas in the mountains, is just as bad.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:50 PM   #34
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Colorado is pretty much nothing as well...until you hit the Rockies (W of Denver).

That drive is just bleak. Utah, with a couple of exceptional areas in the mountains, is just as bad.
I haven't spent much time in the Salt Lake area, but southern Utah is spectacular. I think Utah is one of the most scenic states in the U.S. It's not green, so some people may not like it, but I think it's fantastic.
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:54 PM   #35
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Colorado is pretty much nothing as well...until you hit the Rockies (W of Denver).

That drive is just bleak. Utah, with a couple of exceptional areas in the mountains, is just as bad.
Heh, I remember crossing the Great Salt Flats one time when I was a kid. It was pretty cool to see when you first got there, but within 30 minutes you wanted to put a bullet into your brain. There isn't even a bend in the highway for at least 100 miles. Oh, and the speed limit was 55 back then so it took for ****ing ever to cross it.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:01 PM   #36
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If we kicked Texas out, Texas would just take Oklahoma and New Mexico as a buffer zone...and we'd let them.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:41 PM   #37
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Any poll that has people voting that NY has hotter residents than Texas is immediately invalidated. NYers are troglodytes in comparison. NYers are freaking troglodytes compared to MISSOURI for ****s sake.
I can't comment on Texas, but from the four(small number I know) times I have been to Missouri they don't come close to NYers. Although part of my mental image is including the entire tri-state area I guess. I was not impressed at all in the times I have been to KC. Not much of a sample size I guess.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:29 AM   #38
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does kansas seriously have the worst scenery?
I have heard lots of people go out of their way to complain about driving through Kansas. Reputation for desolation and tumble weed.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:33 AM   #39
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I-70 from KC to Colorado definitely isn't too exciting. Unless you like long, flat stretches of nothing.
Exactly. And there's your problem. The majority of people are going to base their experience on highway scenery. It's hard to compete with other states where you can drive through mountains, interesting rock formations and forests, diverse farmscapes, etc....
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:08 AM   #40
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I-70 from KC to Colorado definitely isn't too exciting. Unless you like long, flat stretches of nothing.
The first half of colorado to the front range is a whole lot more barren.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:36 AM   #41
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Any poll that has people voting that NY has hotter residents than Texas is immediately invalidated. NYers are troglodytes in comparison. NYers are freaking troglodytes compared to MISSOURI for ****s sake.
Yeah, the women down here (Texas) are smoking. Especially up in Austin and Dallas.
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Old 09-25-2013, 01:48 AM   #42
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kansas worst scenery?
Ever driven through Kansas on I-70 to Colorado? Flat, flat, flat. Nothing to look at once you get out of the eastern part of the state.
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Old 09-25-2013, 07:40 AM   #43
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Any poll that has people voting that NY has hotter residents than Texas is immediately invalidated. NYers are troglodytes in comparison. NYers are freaking troglodytes compared to MISSOURI for ****s sake.
You've never been to NYC.
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Ever driven through Kansas on I-70 to Colorado? Flat, flat, flat. Nothing to look at once you get out of the eastern part of the state.
I once read a novel WHILE driving that.
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