Why are Americans so...?
Very interesting read about Google's auto completion. You should check it out. How accurate is your state? http://blog.noupsi.de/post/28896819324/why-are-americans-so
A small blurb from the beginning:
"In the months before a US Presidential election, the quality of political discourse hits new lows. Blue State/Red State tropes dominate the news cycle as the media gins up outrage over perceived injustices in the culture wars. It’s all about our differences. So I started wondering, how do Americans really think about “those people” in other states? What are the most common stereotypes? For each of the fifty states and DC, I asked Google: “Why is [State] so ” and let it autocomplete. It seemed like an ideal question to get at popular assumptions, since “Why is [State] so X?” presupposes that X is true."