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Old 01-25-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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How do these three cities compare in how liberal/conservative they are?

Which is the most/least religious of the three?

Discuss both the cities as well as the surrounding suburbs.

This should be interesting.

 
Old 01-25-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I don't think it's that interesting at all. The cores of all three are moderate leaning towards liberal and going more to the left each passing year. The suburbs of these cities are mostly conservative. All three have mega churches in their metro. They are about equal on politics and religious.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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I don't think it's that interesting at all. The cores of all three are moderate leaning towards liberal and going more to the left each passing year. The suburbs of these cities are mostly conservative. All three have mega churches in their metro. They are about equal on politics and religious.
So you couldn't pick them?
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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So you couldn't pick them?
Nope because there really isn't a difference in religion between the three and politically, all are about the same. I mean you are splitting hairs here. Neither are close to San Francisco or Boston in liberalism. However, neither are close to being Oklahoma City or Jacksonville for conservatism, either.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Socially or fiscally conservative?

All 3 are arguably, equally fiscally conservative.

Social conservatism:

1. Atlanta (only because its the state capital)

2. Houston/Dallas (tie)

Dallas has the most conservative suburbs, followed closely by Houston & Atlanta.

Houston has the single largest mega-church in the nation (Lakewood) however, Houston is also the most religiously diverse out of the 3 cities/metros.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:24 PM
 
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Interesting, for some reason I would've guessed Atlanta being the most liberal, with Houston and Dallas about a tie. I hear Houston has a lot of mega-churches.

I know Houston has the most Asians so maybe that might skew stats? It also has a lot of Africans though who tend to be religious.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Interesting, for some reason I would've guessed Atlanta being the most liberal, with Houston and Dallas about a tie. I hear Houston has a lot of mega-churches.

I know Houston has the most Asians so maybe that might skew stats? It also has a lot of Africans though who tend to be religious.
Houston has one mega-church, Lakewood Baptist.

Its a VERY diverse group of people who attend there & not everyone is necessarily "religious" per se. They go there for a "spiritual awakening".

Lakewood has an open door policy & Joel Olsteen is watched all the way around the World, not just in Houston.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Atlanta has a large democratic voting base that is socially conservative/religious within the large African American population there. People tend to think Atlanta is more liberal, but I think that's because they may not know as much about the Texas cities.
 
Old 01-25-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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It's a tie. All three have liberal cores and conservative burbs.

Ranking them is akin to splitting hairs.
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