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What is the difference between macro-culture and micro-culture?

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A macro-culture is the dominant culture of a particular society and can be defined regionally or nationally.  In America, the predominant macro-culture would consist of those persons of European ancestry with English as the preferred language and Christianity as the religion of choice. This is because a majority of citizens in the United States would be represented by these characteristics.

In contrast, a micro-culture is a smaller subset of the macro-culture.  For instance, an area within a state made up of primarily Latin speaking residents would be a micro-culture to the larger macro-culture of the state or nation.  Micro-cultures can be divided into further subsets based on many different factors, from things like religion or occupation to specific sports teams followed. 

In a country with as much diversity as the United States, it is common for people to find...

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