Modern Florida has been heavily impacted by the cultures of people coming from foreign countries and other parts of the United States. The state's close proximity to the ocean has had a major effect on many aspects of Florida's culture and daily life. As part of the Southern United States, Florida has also been heavily influenced by Southern culture. However, the culture of the southern half of Florida does not show as much of the Southern culture found in North and Central Florida.
The Miami area has been particularly culturally impacted by Latino and Caribbean immigration. Features such as the southern accent still remain in North Florida, Central Florida and to a lesser extent in South Florida. Tourism is also an important industry in the state, and it has had a major impact on Florida's culture. South Florida has been more affected by infusions from the various cuisines of the Caribbean, South America and Europe, compared to North Florida. Meanwhile, Disney lobbyists hold talks with legislators outside of public hearings, while allied associations such as the Florida Chamber, the Retail Federation and Associated Industries of Florida testify publicly in support of what may be Disney's often tacit position. Florida is a hotly contested state due to its history of disputed elections.
In addition, Central Florida's entertainment empire now faces major global problems such as congested roads, housing shortages and scarcity of natural resources. Political scientists call Florida voters an “uprooted electorate” whose preferences can change from one side to the other relatively quickly. Democrats see all of this as another sign that Florida is steadily trending to the right. The culture of Central Florida is a major factor in this shift. The region has been heavily impacted by immigration from Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean.
This influx of new cultures has had a major effect on how Floridians view politics and how they vote. In addition, Disney's influence on politics in Central Florida cannot be overstated. The culture of Central Florida is a major factor in how Floridians view politics and how they vote. Immigration from Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean has had a major influence on how Floridians view politics and how they vote. Disney's influence on politics in Central Florida is undeniable.
It is clear that Central Florida's culture plays a major role in its politics.