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Does Living in a Global City Make You More Globally Aware?

A new study examines Twitter data to find out.
A woman cycles past a sign in Korean in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California.
A woman cycles past a sign in Korean in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles, California. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Americans are, to put it mildly, not the most globally aware people. Their inability to place foreign nations or even the details of their own country on a map is both an unfortunate rumor and a sad reality.

But are Americans who live in big, globally oriented cities like New York, L.A., Chicago, or Boston more globally aware than their counterparts elsewhere?