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Old 06-01-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Most large cities are pretty diverse. Even Phoenix
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Chicago is definitely blue, but most of the suburbs are red, surprisingly. Er, at least DuPage County is.
It's a good thing one-fifth of Illinois resides in Chicago or that state would be red territory.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:37 PM
 
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/\ It used to be TWO fifths . Anyways, i'm surprised that nobody has brought up Colo. Springs. Focus on the Family, AFA, a crimson combination.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Mesa, Arizona I think would win for most conservative city with over 300,000 people. Other large cities that at least lean somewhat strongly conservative: Colorado Springs, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Jacksonville, Virginia Beach, Omaha, Cincinnati and Indianapolis.

Salt Lake City is actually a smaller city (around 190K people) with a large metro area, but the city itself is surprisingly liberal. It's not Seattle by any means, but the city has one of the nation's most liberal mayors and voted by over 60% percent against a gay marriage ban (which passed anyways statewide) in 2004.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:45 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Salt Lake City and other cities along the Wasatch Front, such as Provo and Ogden.
Even Salt Lake has a gay mayor. I think that the cities that are bandied about here have moderate governments. It's more realistic to say that their suburbs are where the conservatives hang out.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:46 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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It's a good thing one-fifth of Illinois resides in Chicago or that state would be red territory.
Agreed. Most of rural Illinois is outside of Chicago really isn't a whole lot different from rural Indiana, rural Ohio, or rural Missouri. Indiana, Ohio, and Missouri these days seem to me to be red states. Chicago is bigger as a whole than St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland combined. It's not surprising that these three states are red while Illinois is blue. I think it also has to do with the part of Illinois Chicago is in. Northern Illinois has more in common with Iowa than it does with Missouri or Indiana, and Iowa unlike these two states is blue in its rural areas and cities. Put Chicago in the blue area of Illinois, and frankly it's not surprisingly it overwhelms the red parts. Cleveland and Columbus and Toledo aren't big enough to overwhelm the rural parts of Ohio and Cincinnati, especially taking into account these cities have their own red areas. St. Louis and Kansas City together are not big enough in size to overwhelm Missouri for the same reasons. Chicago is more than big enough to overwhelm rural Illinois and the red parts of it.
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Old 06-01-2007, 03:54 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Even Salt Lake has a gay mayor. I think that the cities that are bandied about here have moderate governments. It's more realistic to say that their suburbs are where the conservatives hang out.
Salt Lake City has a gay mayor? That's surprising especially considering how Mormon that city is. I read about a murder that occured in 1992 in parks city close by to there of a gay man and even though a conviction seemed guaranteed, and it the two people on trial for killing him claimed they did it because he was homosexual, the Mormon judge and the jury acquitted one and sentenced another to probation. Salt Lake City is about the last place I'd have expected to see a gay mayor.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Renton, WA
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Default Why are rural areas in Iowa and Illinois more liberal than rural areas in states like Missouri, Indiana, or Ohio?

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. . . I think it also has to do with the part of Illinois Chicago is in. Northern Illinois has more in common with Iowa than it does with Missouri or Indiana, and Iowa unlike these two states is blue in its rural areas and cities. Put Chicago in the blue area of Illinois, and frankly it's not surprisingly it overwhelms the red parts . . .
Why are rural areas in Iowa and northern Illinois more liberal than rural areas in states like Missouri, Indiana, or Ohio?
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:29 PM
 
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Tulsa, Tulsa, Tulsa. It's the most white, christian, republican city you can find. Not that that's necessarily a bag thing.
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Old 06-01-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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New story about how liberal Dallas is: The Lavender Heart of Texas | TIME
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