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U.S. Religion Map and Religious Populations

U.S. Religion Map and Religious Populations | Cultural Geography |
The Pew U.S. Religious Landscape Study religion map diagrams which religions have the highest populations in each state.

Via Seth Dixon, Anthony Bidwell
Hye-Hyun Kang's insight:

This shows how different religions have affected different states in the U.S. This affects certain areas in the states and their culture. 

Travis Winger's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:14 PM

This shows how different cultures and religions have spread throughout America and how certain regions atract certain types of religion. This affects the areas culture and movement of people to certain areas.

Rishi Suresh's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:36 PM

Khanh Fleshman's insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution of religions on a national scale. It also  highlights the dominance of Christianity and Protestantism in the US.


Graham Shroyer's insight: This relates to key issue 1 because it shows the prevalence of christianity, a universalizing religion, in the US.


Vinay Penmetsa: This relates with the section, showing how Christianity is an universalizing religion, and its distribution in America.


Zahida Ashroff's Insight: This relates to Key Issue #1 because it shows the distribution and density of Protestants in the U.S. This map shows that the highest density of Protestants occur oin the South-Eastern region of the U.S.


Rishi Suresh: This relates to the distribution of denominations within America. It shows how the distribution is related to the patterns left by the original settlers. 

Miles Gibson's curator insight, December 26, 2014 12:00 AM

Unit 3 culture
This diagram shows the percentage of adults by region to their corresponding religions. This demographic is part of America's major parts in its own branches. It shows highly developed religions like christianity and lower developed ones like Buddhism. This is an informative demographic.

This demographic relates to unit 3 because it shows how religions develop in different areas over time and pressures individual movements. It shows group organization throughout the u.s. and this is a cultural aspect of unit 3 that is very well touched upon. It is an overall demonstration of unit 3

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Christmas no threat to Chinese culture - Chinadaily USA

Christmas no threat to Chinese culture - Chinadaily USA | Cultural Geography |
Chinadaily USA
Christmas no threat to Chinese culture
Chinadaily USA
The seeming "invasion" of foreign culture, to a certain extent, poses a threat to traditional Chinese culture.
Hye-Hyun Kang's insight:

Chinese are tyring to make a change in the celebration of Christmas because they believe that their own culture is being "invaded" by foreign culture. Many Chinese take Christmas as the opportunity to relax and have a good time. But many people in China have no idea why Christmas is celebrated even though they know all of why other Chinese festivals are celebrated. This is the power and unconscious influence of traditional culture. 

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Probe: Asiana pilot wasn't confident, assertive - WSET

Washington Post Probe: Asiana pilot wasn't confident, assertive WSET WASHINGTON (AP) - The investigation into the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco's airport last summer has highlighted problems with cockpit culture and...
Hye-Hyun Kang's insight:

Interesting how culture is involved in this accident. The junior co-pilot noticed the problem and wanted to tell the senior co-pilot but did not because it will be consider rude in his culture. Also, the senior pilot wanted to wear his sunglasses but did not so because it will be disrespectful for his superiors. I wonder if the accident could've been stopped if the pilots ignored their culture and shared their thoughts. 

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Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America?

Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America? | Cultural Geography |

There is a pretty ridiculous North-South split, although Maryland, northern Virginia, and southern Florida (which is pretty much the North anyways) fall into pancake territory, while Waffle House has made inroads into Ohio and Indiana.

Via Seth Dixon, Erin Miller, Travis Winger
Hye-Hyun Kang's insight:

This article basically shows that South prefer waffles than pancakes. Although, there's very small part of Texas that prefers waffles over pancakes. 

Travis Winger's curator insight, January 7, 2014 10:25 PM

This article shows some pretty simple aspects of Northern and Southern Culture in whether they prefer pancakes of waffles. This article shows how culture can be a major difference or just a waffle or pancake.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 13, 2014 1:13 PM

This map shows how divided north and south are in terms of Pancakes and waffles, with Pancakes having a larger reach than waffles, and showing how regional differences are effected by something as odd as fast food.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 12, 2014 10:05 PM

I have never been to a Waffle House and I hate IHOP. I chose this article because the map popped out at me. It was like an IHOP take over with a poor Waffle House in the middle. However, it is interesting to see that when you open the article, the IHOP density comes out to  1,543, while Waffle House density comes out to 1,661. By looking at this map, you would think that IHOP would have the bigger density. Waffle House gets most of its business from states in the South, while IHOP seems to be all over the place, Northern and Southern states.

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Cyber Culture: Likes, dislikes and the strange folk who buy them online - The Independent

Cyber Culture: Likes, dislikes and the strange folk who buy them online - The Independent | Cultural Geography |
Cyber Culture: Likes, dislikes and the strange folk who buy them online The Independent Earlier this week I saw someone mention on Twitter that they'd just seen a gig flyer where the band had proudly included their current total of Facebook likes...

Via Adelina Silva
Hye-Hyun Kang's insight:

People buys likes and dislikes for their social media websites. "Likes" presented under Facebook status are sometimes fake likes from fake accounts. Some people buy many likes for their youtube videos and to remedy this they ask some strangers to buy dislikes to balance it out. This is very ridiculous! 

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'We’re Not This Alien Group': Chinese Students on Fitting In at U.S. Colleges

'We’re Not This Alien Group': Chinese Students on Fitting In at U.S. Colleges | Cultural Geography |

"Four Chinese students have taken to YouTube to explain the social misunderstandings that block many foreign students—particularly those from Asia—from integrating with the slang-speaking, booze-guzzling Americans."

Via Seth Dixon
Hye-Hyun Kang's insight:

Chinese enrollment has increased by 365 percent but about one fourth of those students don't finish school and go back to China. Major reasons for leaving was not being able to interact and to adjust to American culture. When Americans see Chinese students talking to each other other in Mandarin, they make a comment, "You're in America. You should speak English." Many Chinese students chose to speak Mandarin rather than English because it is their native language. Also, many students that are coming from China learned how to get good grades in American schools not how to communicate in English. In the video, two students point out that yes international students should try their best to improve their language, but they shouldn't feel bad for speaking their own native language. 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:03 PM

This is a great cultural insight into the social struggles and cultural clashes that Chinese students studying in the United States face on a daily basis.  Adapting, adopting or simply dealing with new cultural norms can be quite difficult.  Especially watch the video linked at the end of the article.    

Holly Hough's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:19 PM

Would you look at that? Wisconsin makes the news once again, but this time it’s about the Asian students who attend Madison University. Chinese enrollment has increased by 356 percent within the last decade. The cultural and social barriers have made it hard for the Asian students to assimilate into American culture. Here in America, our culture has adopted this idea that Asian people are geniuses and/or “nerds.” In Asian countries there is not a heavy emphasis on partying and drinking booze. As we all know Madison is known as one of the biggest party schools in the world. In China education is the utmost important. They aren’t here to party. This anti-party lifestyle leads to social isolationism. It doesn’t help that the foreign students aren’t accustomed to the version of slang in the english language. They often result to speaking mandarin with the other Chinese students. Aside from the education and language differences, the Chinese women often don’t fit the beauty standards set by the American boys. Coupled together, these cultural differences lead students to feel that they aren’t accepted by their peers. In fact, one in four of the Chinese students drop out of college.  As a result, a group of Chinese students at Madison, have set out on a mission to help their American peers better understand their lives. Hopefully, we will see the dropout rates decline as the Chinese students learn to assimilate and the American students learn to appreciate the Chinese culture.