It's not so much individual state variation as regional variation. Although, as they say, Texas is a whole 'nother country.binocular wrote: ↑Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:23 pmGiven that Americans are geographically so mobile (moving to another state because of education or work seems to be regarded as normal, not sure how statistically common it is), how can they maintain some kind of specific culture for each state?
Each region has it's own history, culture (often related to which immigrants settled there), foods, language (accents, phrases, and idiomatic expressions), political leanings, etc. New England, Mid-Atlantic, South, Deep South, Midwest, Upper Midwest, Mountain states, Southwest, West, Northwest; all with their own unique styles. Blue states mostly along either coast, red in the middle. 80% of the population live within 200 miles of either coast. Hardly homogenous.
Yes, some people are mobile, but hardly everyone, and some of the regional areas have families that have been rooted there since the American Revolution, There are pockets of solidly ethnic communities throughout the country as well.