Alan Simpson, former U.S. Senator of Wyoming, answers this question and discusses the people and culture of Wyoming. It is a special state because of the people. They are involved in their state's activities and they are not bashful about expressing their opinions. Alan Simpson heard a lot of what the people thought while he was involved in the states politics. The population of Wyoming is 500,000 people and this might be the reason they are fierce with pride. Using their own words to summarize their culture Democracy is not a spectators sport.