Are you more Ethnocentric or Xenocentric (do you prefer your own country's culture or another country's)?

Posted by: PetersSmith

In relation to the country you reside in. I apologize for those who do not live in America, as this poll clearly implies that the voter does live in America, but anyone can vote. Although, in all honesty, we all know that 'Merica is the best.

  • Ethnocentric; I prefer my own country's culture, values, languages, customs, behaviors, traditions, and/or religion compared to other countries'. (IE: I prefer my own country's products over its competitors.)

  • Xenocentric; I prefer another country's culture, values, languages, customs, behaviors, traditions, and/or religion compared to my own country's. (IE: I prefer foreign products are instead of my own country's).

75% 9 votes
25% 3 votes

  • Its part of who I am. But, I still love many things about other people's cultures and I have a passion for learning about them. I guess I'm both. I was born in America but my parents are not American.

    Posted by: Najs
  • Russia/Soviet Union

    Posted by: Byzcat
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Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-03T20:42:55.5671173-05:00
Option on the left, image on the right :P
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T20:43:31.5768409-05:00
Diqiucun_Cunmin: You were the user I was thinking about when I made that description, isn't that funny?
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-03T20:44:13.6551201-05:00
@Peters: Really? :D Thanks! That was thoughtful of you.
TBR says2015-06-03T21:05:56.5583148-05:00
I agree entirely with Diqiucun_Cunmin... Well, I prefer another country behaviors, products, and many customs, but love my own country more generally.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-06-03T21:14:13.3654686-05:00
@TBR: Actually, that wasn't really what I meant... I said I preferred the pic on the right because it's a dragon dance picture, which is a part of Chinese culture. I prefer our own culture, values, languages, customs, behaviours and tradition 99% of the time, although when you speak of *commercial products*, we often have good reasons to prefer foreign goods.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T21:15:22.0544406-05:00
Products is just an example.
JohntheRecorderPlayer says2015-06-03T21:31:03.1572873-05:00
While I do prefer my own country's culture I do not consider it superior to any other.
Stefy says2015-06-03T21:56:26.8073877-05:00
I try not to think of any cukture as superior to another. I like and dislike elements if mine and same with others but even the negative stuff i see as just cultural and it only seems negative to me because im not accistomed to it. Except extreme stuff like American discrimintation against gays for example and honor killings. Thats strait up bad.
PetersSmith says2015-06-03T21:57:40.3784025-05:00
I don't understand where you people are getting "my culture is superior to yours", it says which do you PREFER.
greatkitteh says2015-06-04T00:17:54.5688495-05:00
I don`t see how murica rules anything, we just apologized to Iran, essentially surrendering.
Varrack says2015-06-04T00:21:25.6774901-05:00
Stefy that is not near extreme. Go visit some Arabian country where they behead gays.
58539672 says2015-06-04T12:02:24.0029491-05:00
Or most sub-Saharan African countries were it is illegal to be gay. The punishment for breaking that law is either execution or life in prison. May who have fled to the US have actually claimed that the US is one of the most tolerant countries toward gays that they know of (and many of these refugees are well traveled among the developed world).

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