Maybe traditional and conservative but not uptight. Born and raised in Michigan. SE to be exact. It's quite liberal here (Detroit/Ann Arbor). I will say that the west coast of Michigan is much less so and much more regulated by religious values (such as not being open/doing no business of any kind on Sundays. Suicidal for their success but..whatever), and much more conservative views than here. I do call a friend of mine a Bland Michigander but that has more to do with her unwillingness to venture out of her food comfort zone than anything else.