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Old 09-16-2016, 07:43 PM
 
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Sorry, but I don't buy that at all. Youre basically saying because Houston is slightly less religious than Dallas or Atlanta, its more liberal. Rubbish. Other than that one metric, Dallas and Atlanta are more liberal by every other measurement. They both have a higher percentage of white blue voters and they have much more liberal policies.


Houston is libertarian. I don't really consider it liberal here at all.
No, the site actually has an area that shows political ideology percentages for each metro. Both Dallas and Atlanta ended up having higher conservative percentages than Houston, as well as less liberal percentages.
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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Both Dallas and Atlanta have over 40% of their metro population voting conservative, while Houston has less than 40%:
Adults in the Houston metro area - Religion in America: U.S. Religious Data, Demographics and Statistics | Pew Research Center
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Old 09-16-2016, 08:34 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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White: 59% Republican/39% Democrat
Black: 93% Democrat/6% Republican
Asian: 73% Democrat/26% Republican
Hispanic: 71% Democrat/27% Republican
I'd love to see a figure where these numbers were calculated to factor in just how many stay home on election day either because they're either apathetic, don't care, or just can't bare to hold their nose and maintain a good conscious while voting for the lesser of two evils. I'm hearing "they both suck" a lot more this go around in 2016. However, conservatives seem to have a reputation for reliably showing up at the polls to vote more so than liberals. Arizona is a textbook case of this.
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Old 09-16-2016, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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No, the site actually has an area that shows political ideology percentages for each metro. Both Dallas and Atlanta ended up having higher conservative percentages than Houston, as well as less liberal percentages.
No they didn't. Your link is 100% about religion and nothing else. That doesn't determine how conservative or liberal a city is. Even if you want to argue about Dallas, you'd have to be high to think Atlanta is more conservative than Houston.
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Old 09-16-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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No they didn't. Your link is 100% about religion and nothing else. That doesn't determine how conservative or liberal a city is. Even if you want to argue about Dallas, you'd have to be high to think Atlanta is more conservative than Houston.
Only except that the link also includes components talking about ideology (liberal and conservative). Once again, the results on that link show that the Dallas and Atlanta metro areas are more conservative than Houston.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:14 AM
 
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Only except that the link also includes components talking about ideology (liberal and conservative). Once again, the results on that link show that the Dallas and Atlanta metro areas are more conservative than Houston.
I'd say what that essentially means is that the outer suburbs and exurbs of Atlanta and DFW are a bit more conservative, but they are generally heavily conservative in all those metros. However, Atlanta and Dallas specifically are more liberal in their metropolitan cores. I get the sense that Fort Worth is more conservative than Dallas.
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Old 09-17-2016, 12:34 PM
 
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I'd say what that essentially means is that the outer suburbs and exurbs of Atlanta and DFW are a bit more conservative, but they are generally heavily conservative in all those metros. However, Atlanta and Dallas specifically are more liberal in their metropolitan cores. I get the sense that Fort Worth is more conservative than Dallas.
Traditionally, Houston metro had places/ports along the coast offering, as a result, the typical port-town melting pot regime. Galveston, for instance, was staunchly democratic, and has the oldest, most established active Democratic party club in Texas. Populations of Galveston county were strongly centered on the island. However, as time went on, suburbs on the mainland portion of the county started to boom, and, the county (and thus metro became more Republican as a result). This process happens as more suburban counties (Montgomery, Chambers, etc) were added.

At the same time, though, there is an interesting democratic trend going on in Ft. Bend county, SW of Houston.
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Old 09-17-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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Susatainable living practices aren't applicable to the real world??? In what universe???

Oh, let me guess: global warming is a hoax invented by the Chinese, recycling is dumb, etc. etc.
Global warming is a hoax created by politicians who invested money in certain companies that would profit by global warming legislation (Al Gore comes to mind).
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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Global warming is a hoax created by politicians who invested money in certain companies that would profit by global warming legislation (Al Gore comes to mind).
Riiiiiight.....
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