Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448 5 Feb 2009 / #1America is a land of immigrants, as JFK once said, and eh degree to which one identifies with and lives one's ethnic heritage is a highly personal matter, shaped by both external factors (eg assimilationist pressures) as well as personal sensitivity and preference.As a result, the degree to which one identifies with one's Polish roots as opposed to mainstream American culture varies greatly. The balance can be 90-10, 50-50 and many different points in between. Numerous criteria may help gauge the degree of identification including:-- Language known and used, how often?-- Interest in and acquaintance with traditions and history-- Actual practice of traditions and customs-- Cultural entertainment: music, publications subscribed, books, CDs, etc. in the home-- Art and decorative artefacts in the home and/or place of buiseness-- food: awareness and actual preparation and consumption of ethnic food (how often?)-- professional pursuits (some Polonians deal in ethnic goods/services and/or have a primarily ethnic clientele, write and/or research Polish topics, create Polish art, etc.)-- names given to children, pets, place of business, etc.Many more categories could be set up, but even on the basis of the above, WHERE WOULD YOU RANK YORUSELF ON THE 0-100 SCALE?