Brian Manzullo Detroit Free Press
Published 11:54 AM EDT Jul 19, 2019
A Twitter poll of Detroit Free Press followers Thursday revealed that, out of more than 2,000 responses, nearly 1 in 4 people prefer Michigan winter over Michigan summer.
Wait, hold up. Why would we ask such a question?
Let us explain.
On Thursday afternoon, we shared a photo taken by Free Press photographer Eric Seals from last winter of drivers on I-94 during a snowstorm, in an attempt to remind those complaining about the current heat wave that at least it isn’t a snowstorm.
The tweet became quite popular, but not because everyone supported the message. Many people replied to us saying, for example: “I’d take winter any day of the week over this nonsense.” And “That looks like heaven.” And “I’D RATHER HAVE THE SNOW.”
Maybe it’s the heat index, which is about to eclipse 100 degrees. Maybe it’s because you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Or maybe it’s because people have simply gone crazy.
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But this all prompted us to ask a follow-up: What do you prefer, Michigan winter or Michigan summer?
A pool of more than 2,000 responses revealed 23% of people prefer Michigan winter over Michigan summer — nearly 1 in 4.
So there you have it. Yes, most Michiganders prefer summer over winter, but it’s not quite as lopsided as you might think.
A sampling of our favorite responses:
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