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Old 07-14-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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New Hampshire is definelty belonging to this category!!!
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Second New Hampshire.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:04 PM
 
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edit: I've been hearing this thing alot lately about some people being socially liberal but fiscally consevative.
With that said which states, cities,or regions belong in this category?

im guessing texas is one...
Sorry, I don't see TX as being socially liberal...

Without knowing all the details, I would guess that Oregon and Washington might qualify, perhaps Maine; Vermont also has a reputation of voting Dem in Pres elections, but voting GOP for the governorship...
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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New Hampshire is the closest I can think of. Although the question often comes up since it is less agreed upon than differences in social issues, but what would make an area exactly fiscally liberal/conservative? Also from what I have seen may areas in terms of social issues are more along the line of it isn't that important so it really isn't either since its not on the line.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:23 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Definitely New Hampshire.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Sorry, I don't see TX as being socially liberal...

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We are speaking mostly about the large metro areas of Texas which is beginning to make up the majority of the Texas population.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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As others have said, New Hampshire.

Vermont is not really fiscally conservative. Somewhat, but Vermont also elected a socialist. Maine, a little more so but with Maine it's more typical conservative and typical liberal balancing each other out. I feel like people who are fiscally conservative in Maine are also socially conservative. With New Hampshire, you get open-mindedness + yankee independence, and i'm not talking about the "free state" nutjobs, just average people.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: IN
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New Hampshire. That is why it ranks higher in quality of life compared to most states.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:20 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Nevada strikes me as somewhat on the fiscally-conservative/socially liberal side. Reason Magazine placed Las Vegas number 1 on their "free" list.

What's the Matter With Chicago? - Reason Magazine

The Tax Foundation puts Nevada and New Mexico in the ten least taxed states. I think New Mexico is also at least relatively socially liberal.

The Tax Foundation - America Celebrates Tax Freedom Day

The following ranks the people of states by fiscal and social views. Coloradans look to be about the most fiscally conservative to be a bit socially liberal. Others in that quadrant are (perhaps surprisingly) Minnesota, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Ranking states by the liberalism/conservatism of their voters - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Going by what I've heard on my own, combined with this, I'd go Colorado and Nevada along with maybe some suburbs in Southern California. New Hampshire is reportedly moving away from that, but I think some of their counties still fit.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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Sometimes the two go hand and hand. California is an example of applying social liberalism into fiscal policy and then not being able to fulfill the mandates to help people. This predicament is especially evident during recessions such as we are currently experiencing.
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