HabitUS Queries to Ponder

A few weeks back, we asked you, our trusted friends and supporters, to send us a question or two that you would like to ask your fellow Americans. We wanted to poll our audience to see what was interesting to those following this project. The response we got was wonderfully thoughtful and enthusiastic – thank you to everyone for your responses!

Below is our list of questions that we will be asking as we travel across the country with Project Highway HabitUS, which will continue to grow as we go along. It’s not too late, so if you have an idea for a question you do not see represented below, please leave a comment or write us a message.

Be on the lookout for anecdotes and videos on our social media channels – follow Summation Dance on Facebook and Instagram – as well as here on the blog.

More soon!
Taryn & Sumi


What do you wish people would understand about your views?

Who do you talk to about your political views?

Where do you get your news and why do you like it?

What does American culture mean to you, how important is it to you today and in the future?

What made you vote the way you did?

What is your proudest moment?

What gives you the most joy?

Do you act differently online than in person, and if so why?

How frequently do you interact in a meaningful way with someone who is significantly different from you? For example, someone of a different race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or age?

What do you feel like informs your values? For example, friends, family, religion, school, job, media, or another other source?

Do you generally have belief/trust/faith in our politicians?

Do you believe you follow a moral code like a religion or a set of ethical principles? If so, what are they?

What unites us as Americans?

Do you share the same beliefs as your nuclear family (those you share a household with)?

What is a pivotal moment in your life that changed the way you live or interact with society? For example, becoming a vegetarian, quitting smoking, joining a church, etc.

What are you most afraid of right now?

Are politics important to you? If so, why/why not?

What do you wish people knew about you? What do you wish no one will ever know about you?

What is your decision making process? How do you make decisions in your life? (IE – Gut decisions, careful thought, etc.)

What motivates you to keep going when you are in a bad mood?

Who are you afraid of disappointing in your life?

Do you think your experiences have shaped the way you express emotion?

What kind of impact do you want to have on those around you?

What does it mean to you to live a full life?

Who/what/where makes you feel alive? Why? When is the last time you felt that way?

Who do you love and why?

How do you know if you are having a good day? How do you know if you are having a bad day/


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