California... or Florida?

Choose whether each statement applies to Florida, California, both, or neither.
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Last updated: September 15, 2020
First submittedAugust 9, 2020
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1. Located on the West Coast of the United States
California
Florida
Both
Neither
2. Has a Disney theme park
California
Florida
Both
Neither
3. Has hosted the Olympic Games
California
Florida
Both
Neither
4. Its capital city is also its largest city
California
Florida
Both
Neither
5. Is the birth place of at least one U.S. President
California
Florida
Both
Neither
Richard Nixon was born in California
6. Known as "The Golden State"
California
Florida
Both
Neither
7. Was, at one time, part of the Spanish Empire
California
Florida
Both
Neither
8. Is generally considered a "swing state" in President elections
California
Florida
Both
Neither
9. Achieved statehood first
California
Florida
10. Has a larger land area
California
Florida
11. Has a longer coastline
California
Florida
12. Has a larger population
California
Florida
13. Has an older median age
California
Florida
14. Is struck by more hurricanes
California
Florida
15. Has more people moving out than moving in
California
Florida
16. Experiences more frequent severe earthquakes
California
Florida
17. Is geographically closer to Texas
California
Florida
18. Is further south
California
Florida
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Level ∞
Sep 15, 2020
Fun fact. In terms of net migration, California has the most people moving out, and Florida has the most people moving in.
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Level 84
Sep 15, 2020
Fun quiz! The moving out/moving in question is a good one. :-)
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2020
Thanks, joey!
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Level 72
Sep 15, 2020
That one surprised me. Why are more people moving out?
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2020
Just a guess, but the high cost of living and the frequent wildfires probably have something to do with it.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2020
Some of the people are tired of living under all the strict regulations and laws being passed by the political party in power in california.
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Level 66
Sep 15, 2020
California's government is really overbearing on the economy, which drives up costs of everything. There is also the homeless epidemic, housing costs, and overcrowding to consider. Also, people in San Francisco poop in the street. A LOT. Google it.
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Level 71
Sep 15, 2020
As a native Californian who got out of the s--- hole, I will tell you why. It is a s--- hole. The ONLY thing good about California is the weather. This was not always the case and has only gotten worse over the last 20-25 years as leftists have completely taken over the government. It costs to much to live there, they overtax and over regulate; during Covid the government has been one of the most tyrannical in the country; traffic; horrible climate (most progressive environmental policies and the worst smog in the country - you do the math); fires that can be mitigated with proper clearing of dead underbrush but environmentalist won't allow it; rolling black outs; the list goes on. Basically, the government is the problem - replace the whole lot with libertarians and the state could be a great place to live again.
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Level 66
Sep 16, 2020
I could not agree any more with Kapulani3. Governor Newsom is a clown and is human garbage. California is the worst state in the union. I wanted to visit my elder relatives in California this summer, I couldn't because the situation got so much worse because of a certain organization that will remain unnamed mugging people in the streets, mostly run by teenagers in college with dyed hair and piercings.
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2020
As a former resident of California... the state is a beautiful and wonderful place to live and the histrionics that Republicans launch into about how horrible it is are downright hilarious. The only bad thing about the state was that around the major cities, because so many people would like to live in them, it's quite expensive.

I used to live near San Francisco. Never saw a single person poop in the street. Traffic around Los Angeles is horrible but it's not like there isn't plenty of space in the rest of the state to move if you don't like traffic. San Francisco meanwhile has pretty great public transportation. Never once saw anyone get mugged. The smog situation has improved enormously since the 80s, thanks in large part to the state's environmental policies. Some cities do have large homeless populations - because the state is very friendly to the homeless. Is that a bad thing? They used to come in and shop at the mall I worked at in Sacramento.

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Level 81
Sep 16, 2020
California is by far the most populous state in the country. Home to 30 million people. They have the most moving out in terms of absolute numbers. That's it. They still get a ton of immigrants moving in, though. The economy isn't booming as much as it was in decades past when more Americans were moving in. Not complicated. And has nothing to do with it being a "s-hole"... it's not. Still objectively one of the nicest places to live in America.
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2020
Eytan and kapulani are pretty harsh here but the state is not in a good place and hasn't been for some time. I've lived and worked all over this state and it isn't the same place it was 10-15 years ago. The homeless situation is a huge concern and shouldn't be waved away. I've worked with them in San Francisco and Sacramento and the problem is increasing yearly, partly due to the impossibility of building affordable housing in these cities. The education system in California has some of the worst outcomes in the nation and that has been the case for many years. We pay some of the highest utility bills in the country and we're told they are going to increase yearly for the foreseeable future while our quality of life decreases. So, although I love my adopted state, I understand why people are leaving left and right.
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2020
kal, you are denial. You say you were in San Francisco....when ?????? I was in San Francisco 41 years ago. It was nice place to visit and tour. You could still drive down Lombard St , but cable cars were down due to upgrades. I was in San Francisco last year and it turned into a dump. Yes people poop in the streets. There is an app that lets people report where the poop is and a map that shows you where the areas are bad. Environmentally friendly !!! Not anymore... They hose down the streets to clean up all the poop. Get where that waste goes ??? Into the storm sewers and into the bay....untreated sewage !!! It's liberalism that give you a ticket and fine for not picking up after your dog poops but then lets people poop in the street with no consequences. No...kal you have not been there recently to see the change. This was done under liberal control, with liberal agendas. The smugness of liberalism has ruined a great city. Time to wake up and smell the toast burning.
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Level 84
Oct 3, 2020
tbolt I think you and I must have went to different San Franciscos back then because I visited a friend of mine in San Francisco last year and it was nothing at all like you described. Fairly clean streets with no human feces in sight. Even if it was a problem, blaming it on the "liberal government" is not one of the first things I'd do.
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Level 50
Oct 3, 2020
And Gavin Newsom is a good governor.
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Level 65
Oct 3, 2020
The melodrama from tbolt and Eyton borders on farce. Part of the reason there is a homeless epidemic (hence the street pooping) in San Francisco is that rent prices are soaring on account of the supply-and-demand effect of all the tech people moving there. That doesn't sound like government overregulation to me. Kapulani's little riff is basically just a rote recitation of the Fox News playbook. Many of my friends have moved to California and they've loved it. I have visited them, and I loved it. I also lived in LA for a bit, and it's not my kind of city culturally, but I didn't get any vibes that the government is the problem. Yes, there are too many homeless people, but those are human beings. The tent cities can be a lot to take, but otherwise...just let them be and go about your day.
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Level 76
Oct 3, 2020
The question was: "why are people moving out", not "what's wrong with all these deluded people that are moving out?" Sounds like we have the answer, whether it's factual or not.
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Level 55
Oct 5, 2020
California has poor leadership. Yes, people who work in Silicon Valley or live out in a nice, wealthy area are probably happy, but overall, the blue policies have put the state in debt, created massive homeless problems, love high taxes, and hate gun rights and individual liberties. The state is very expensive, and the national policies they want to push are very negative for many Americans. I believe the state has the highest number of people on welfare programs as well, and all they want to do is tax people to death and vote for propositions that give big govt more power over individuals and their money and speech.
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Level 56
Oct 6, 2020
Amazing how everyone is also ignoring the fact that San Francisco and Los Angeles are not even close to being all of California. I live in a small, rural farmtown in California that shares more culture with the American South than the Californian stereotype I always hear. The main difference between California rural and Southern rural though is that the people in my town aren't in abject poverty and racism isn't as widespread.
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Level 80
Sep 15, 2020
I was able to guess that one, based on news stories I've heard (although several years back) about the resentment felt in Oregon and Washington about the onslaught of "California Carpetbaggers" moving north.
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Level ∞
Oct 3, 2020
Californians did it! Washington state is nearly as expensive as California nowadays, and with similar quality of life issues. So the differential pressure is less now.
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Level 83
Sep 15, 2020
Cool quiz. Shocked that I aced it. Took a guess on the President question, but was fairly sure on the rest.
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Level 79
Sep 15, 2020
Why aren't Both and Neither available for "Has more people moving out than moving in?"
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Level 57
Nov 25, 2020
because the question is which one of these two states has more people moving out than in. 'both' and 'neither' could only be options if they have the same amount
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Level 82
Sep 15, 2020
A good question: which one has a city named Hollywood?....
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Level 55
Sep 16, 2020
Just Florida. Hollywood, CA, is just a neighborhood in Los Angeles.
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Level 81
Sep 16, 2020
Hollywood, CA was a city from 1903-1910 before being absorbed into Los Angeles. The clue could just read "place" instead of "city." Or... it could say city and be a trick question.
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Level 71
Sep 17, 2020
There is a West Hollywood in CA though...if that counts.
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Level 55
Sep 16, 2020
The soccer games in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games were played in Orlando.
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Level 62
Sep 30, 2020
Florida still wasn't the host state
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Level 58
Oct 5, 2020
Some were played in Alabama, not sure you would say Alabama was a host.
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Level 68
Oct 3, 2020
I suggest changing 'President' in question 8 to 'presidential'.
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Level 58
Oct 3, 2020
First time.

All correct.

Not even american.

BASED

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Level 47
Nov 14, 2020
Florida also has a west coast, and would then also be located on the American west coast.
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Level 80
Nov 14, 2020
Interesting point, but it is "West Coast" capitalized (not "on a western coast of the United States"). Please see the Wikipedia article "West Coast of the United States" for reference.
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Level 33
Jan 22, 2021
Nice quiz got 11/18