A second group of states which we label pretty darn

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Unformatted text preview: bably surprise few readers to learn that Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana are the only states in this category. With the highest D scores, and three of the top four S scores, there is clearly a high level of southern identity in these three states. We will leave it to others to speculate on why this is, but clearly these states exhibit many of the characteris82 sout hern cultures, W inter 2010 : Cooper and Knotts tics of southernness, ranging from a high black population, to a strong history of cultural identification with the South, to relatively low levels of in-migration from outside the region. A second group of states, which we label “pretty darn southern,” consists of Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These states fall in the top quartile of one of the measures (either D score or S score) and in the second quartile of the other measure and represent the diversity of the modern South, including both Deep South stalwarts such as Georgia and South Carolina, and the Peripheral So...
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