15 Stereotypes About The USA That Are Totally False, According To Locals

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Locals: vote up the stereotypes and clichés you're sick of debunking.

There are a lot of stereotypes about the USA that are untrue. At least according to these Americans! Read on to discover the false American stereotypes that locals are tired of hearing and vote up the ones you agree with.


  • 1
    40 VOTES

    Americans Use Cars Because They Are Lazy

    From Redditor u/80_firebird:

    That we all have cars because we're too lazy to walk/bike or too dumb to take the bus.

    First off, there isn't a bus in my town.

    Secondly, there may be two months when the weather is nice enough to walk/bike. The rest of the time it's either way too hot or way too cold to do that.

    40 votes
  • 2
    46 VOTES

    All Americans Think And Act The Same

    From Redditor u/jel114jacob:

    Mainly, most people don’t realize how big the country is, so they think we all act the same. Nope, each state has a different culture, sometimes even multiple cultures.

    46 votes
  • 3
    32 VOTES

    American Cinema Is Only Action Movies

    From Redditor u/Anafiboyoh:

    That American cinema is only Micheal Bay and stupid action movies, that's a thing I hear often here in Europe.

    32 votes
  • 4
    41 VOTES

    Americans Are Lazy

    From Redditor u/nightglitter89x:

    That we're lazy. we are not lazy, we work more than most other developed nations.

    41 votes
  • 5
    37 VOTES

    Americans Only Eat Processed Foods

    From Redditor u/DrWhoisOverRated:

    That we don't have "real" bread, cheese, beer, etc. available in our country and only consume processed foods.

    37 votes
  • 6
    41 VOTES

    Americans Have No Culture

    From a former Redditor:

    The one that gets me the most is “Americans have no culture”, mostly because it’s just so far removed from reality that it’s practically a non-sequitur.

    Like, sure, the country that exports its movies and music and other products successfully all over the world and has been doing so for decades just doesn’t have a culture. Right.

    41 votes