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Which country do you live in?

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What is your country of residence?

Scotland
3
15%
England
7
35%
Wales
0
No votes
Northern Ireland or Irish Republic
2
10%
USA or Canada
7
35%
Continental Europe
1
5%
Australia or New Zealand
0
No votes
Another country - please say which one
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 20

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Curtains
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Which country do you live in?

#1 Post by Curtains » July 23rd, 2007, 4:37 pm

I was surprised to see an estimate that fewer than half the registered users here are in Scotland. I thought it would be more. I think it would be interesting to see where people come from in this first month of the forum's life and to carry out a repeat survey some time in the future.

Please note this is not a survey of where you come from originally. I am confident that I am the only Brazilian in this forum but I now stay in England after two years in Scotland. But if you feel the need to mention where you are from, that would also be interesting.

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#2 Post by Noggin » July 23rd, 2007, 5:02 pm

It's helpful to post if only to keep the thread bumped up. I'm a Scot but live in England.

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#3 Post by verte » July 23rd, 2007, 5:05 pm

I live in the northeastern US.

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#4 Post by Goldie » July 23rd, 2007, 5:16 pm

Born and raised in Motown, IOW Detroit, Michigan...USA

But, my family moved us clear across the country, to live a rural lifestyle, in a state with the largest "wilderness" area in the lower 48... Idaho....more specifically, the panhandle of Idaho (Northern) on the border of Washington State. The Northwest part of our country is extremely beautiful. The nearest major city is Seattle, WA...though Spokane, WA is rather large and only 70 miles away.
Up until less than a year ago, I live a VERY rural / remote lifestyle. We had to drive 50 miles just to buy groceries...go to the doctors...etc... We had no cel phone service, and couldn't get DSL...only dial-up.
Some people up there choose to live without indoor plumbing or electricity. My friend was one of them.

Now, we have moved that 50 miles and now live in the small University city of Moscow, ID, because my husband and son travel for work and are gone for months at a time, and I have health issues.
It makes things a lot easier for me, now. And... the woods are just a few miles away. :)
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#5 Post by Nick » July 23rd, 2007, 5:19 pm

Darkest Kent.

Im curious that you have lumped Northern Ireland and the Republic together. Was that done consciously? Are humanist residents of Northern Ireland in favour of a United Ireland, on the basis that the division is largely religious in origin, or in favour of the present situation, rather than living in a predominently catholic country? Or have I misjudged the basis on which such a decision might be reached by Irish humanists?

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#6 Post by Alan H » July 23rd, 2007, 5:20 pm

Where's the option for the UK? :)

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#7 Post by Alan C. » July 23rd, 2007, 5:34 pm

Born and brought up in a small fishing port on the edge of the English lake district, moved to Shetland October 2000.
I live in a very rural location, cell phone reception is very hit and miss (I don't have one) Can't get TV reception unless you have a satellite dish. The sea is a stones throw from the back garden.
The houses here are very spread out, my nearest neighbor either side are both about half a mile although there are 8 council built houses across the road.
It's a 40 mile round trip to town.
I wouldn't go back to England.
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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#8 Post by Curtains » July 23rd, 2007, 5:36 pm

Nick wrote:Darkest Kent.

Im curious that you have lumped Northern Ireland and the Republic together. Was that done consciously? Are humanist residents of Northern Ireland in favour of a United Ireland, on the basis that the division is largely religious in origin, or in favour of the present situation, rather than living in a predominently catholic country? Or have I misjudged the basis on which such a decision might be reached by Irish humanists?
This was a split second decision that I immediately regretted and have sent to admin a pm asking to change it.

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#9 Post by Curtains » July 23rd, 2007, 5:38 pm

Alan Henness wrote:Where's the option for the UK? :)
The whole point is to find out which part of the UK people live in.

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#10 Post by Moose » July 23rd, 2007, 5:45 pm

England .. I live in the same small fishing port that Alan was born in.
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#11 Post by Alan H » July 23rd, 2007, 8:15 pm

Curtains wrote:
Alan Henness wrote:Where's the option for the UK? :)
The whole point is to find out which part of the UK people live in.
Just trying to make a feeble point! My Mum was in Scotland when she gave birth to me and I've lived in Scotland all my life, so I've ticked the 'Scotland' option.

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#12 Post by Bryn » July 23rd, 2007, 9:47 pm

Made in Wales and recently returned to live there after a spell in Scotland.

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#13 Post by Alan C. » July 23rd, 2007, 9:58 pm

Bryn.
Made in Wales
I know a girl who has tattooed on her (very) lower back, "made in Shetland" :laughter:
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#14 Post by Titanium Wheels » July 23rd, 2007, 10:16 pm

Lived in Scotland since 1991, 16years (another 50 and I might be seen as a local!)

I was born and brought up in a large English city, oh , OK, Birmingham! It was great to leave it behind to come to Scotland; it just a great place to live [ except for the tourists, CLAN, RSCDS, students.... The town is only the residents for the fortnight over Xmas!]
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#15 Post by Alan C. » July 23rd, 2007, 11:41 pm

Titanium Wheels
Lived in Scotland since 1991, 16years (another 50 and I might be seen as a local!)
Yaaaal need to looose the aaaccent wheeeeels, sorry it doesn't convert to the written word very well.
Think Noddy Holder. (Those that are old enough)!
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#16 Post by Maria Mac » July 24th, 2007, 3:00 pm

I'd love to live in Birminham - seems a really nice city these days.

I've been living in Glasgow about a year and a half and can't wait for the day when we can move back south of the border.

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#17 Post by Beki » July 24th, 2007, 6:45 pm

Wheels:
Lived in Scotland since 1991, 16years (another 50 and I might be seen as a local!)

I was born and brought up in a large English city, oh , OK, Birmingham! It was great to leave it behind to come to Scotland; it just a great place to live [ except for the tourists, CLAN, RSCDS, students.... The town is only the residents for the fortnight over Xmas!]
Wheels - you have to be at least third generation in Fife before you are accepted as anything other than an 'incomer'.

I am still a 'Weegie' who lives here - even after 10 years!! :grin:

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#18 Post by Jaybird » July 25th, 2007, 11:20 am

I'm spending more time in the Czech Republic than anywhere else so I ticked Europe.

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#19 Post by jaywhat » July 25th, 2007, 5:15 pm

Why would a stranger expect to see any connection between think humanism and Scotland?

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#20 Post by Noggin » July 25th, 2007, 5:49 pm

jaywhat wrote:Why would a stranger expect to see any connection between think humanism and Scotland?
I don't think a stranger would. Most posting here at the moment know that this board evolved from the old and now virtually defunct board at 'automated spam removal' (as I prefer to call it) so might expect the majority to be Scots.

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