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View Poll Results: Which states are most evangelical/conservative/traditional-friendly
California 3 4.76%
Texas 39 61.90%
Arizona 6 9.52%
Colorado 14 22.22%
New Hampshire 2 3.17%
Minnesota 5 7.94%
Ohio 4 6.35%
Virginia 15 23.81%
Kentucky 27 42.86%
Pennsylvania 5 7.94%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 63. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-14-2007, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Carson City, NV
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wow Minnesota is now on this poll means a lot as 10 yrs or so ago it was a Democratic state aka always 1 often to Dem senators Govs were Dems and its 11 electorals went to the Dem Pres Candidate.

So, I guess if its on this Poll its at a min a swing state, ugh.

as far as last few Prez we can look at wiki's purple state and you would find some of your answer.

then look at the last few candidates and politicians who won and by what margin and look at how they vote etc you get another 1/3 to 1/2.

too much work? then hope that the ppl responding to the poll look at more than 1 factor and really many major factors.
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Old 05-14-2007, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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wow Minnesota is now on this poll means a lot as 10 yrs or so ago it was a Democratic state aka always 1 often to Dem senators Govs were Dems and its 11 electorals went to the Dem Pres Candidate.

So, I guess if its on this Poll its at a min a swing state, ugh.

as far as last few Prez we can look at wiki's purple state and you would find some of your answer.

then look at the last few candidates and politicians who won and by what margin and look at how they vote etc you get another 1/3 to 1/2.

too much work? then hope that the ppl responding to the poll look at more than 1 factor and really many major factors.
I voted for Colorado, Texas, and Kentucky--not Minnesota. And judging by the poll results--it looks like I'm not alone. I think Minnesota is too categorically liberal to qualify. There are some fine megachurches in the area, and Michelle Bachman, but you're right. It takes more than that to be considered 'friendly.' On the other hand, CO, TX, and KY qualify for a wide variety of reasons.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I'm surprised the Keystone State has so few votes on this one. Outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh the rest of Pennsylvania is heavily-conservative. Much of PA is the place where people still wonder why the new next-door neighbor doesn't go to church every Sunday and are opposed to even the slightest notion of gay civil rights. A lot of the smaller county seats I've photographed in my online tours are like taking a step back in time to a bygone era where people are more concerned with how often you volunteer for your community than what "toy" adorns your driveway (as it is here in suburbia). Slowly yet surely PA is becoming liberal as the NYC/NJ transplants continue to overtake the Poconos, Lehigh Valley, Bucks County, and eventually Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, but a lot of the state remains bedrock traditionalist.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:55 PM
 
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Hello, Colorado Springs?
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:58 PM
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I guess I misunderstood we were to vote for three. I only voted for Texas. If voting for three, I would include Ohio and maybe Arizona as well. I think it's important to vote for states you actually know something about, and don't just vote from hearsay.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:34 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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As far as I'm concerned all states in the South, including Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, and Arizona are the most traditional/conservative states. If you look at any map you will see that the overwhelming majority of counties in the United States, even in liberal-states are conservative-leaning. However, it is not true that if one is conservative that one is automatically evangelical and for traditional family. However, the states listed above seem to have the perfect mix of religion and conservatism, as well as the preservation of morals for the family unit.

Areas such as Pennsylvania and New Hampshire have conservative areas. But many of the conservative counties in these states are by a small margin. NEPA is a heavily religious area, although it is heavily democratic. Erie and northwestern PA are other examples of religious areas where values are held true, but still manage to be liberal.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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I think Virginia and Colorado deserve more votes. Those states are probably ground zero for the evangelical movment's leadership and intellectual heft.
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Old 05-15-2007, 09:49 PM
 
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I'd pick Texas and Minnesota.... and third, hmmm.... maybe Pennsylvania.
I'd say any of the rural areas of these states and not in the big cities.
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