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View Poll Results: Which metro areas are best for conservatives/evangelicals/etc.
Los Angeles/Orange County 9 4.33%
Seattle 6 2.88%
New York 8 3.85%
Washington DC/Northern Virginia 7 3.37%
Dallas 63 30.29%
Phoenix 29 13.94%
Colorado Springs 67 32.21%
Austin 13 6.25%
St. Louis 11 5.29%
Cincinnati 37 17.79%
Louisville, KY 40 19.23%
Denver 15 7.21%
Houston 43 20.67%
San Diego 20 9.62%
Nashville 70 33.65%
Atlanta 43 20.67%
Kansas City 34 16.35%
Cleveland 6 2.88%
Philadelphia 5 2.40%
Detroit 7 3.37%
Minneapolis 8 3.85%
Portland, OR 5 2.40%
Charlotte 57 27.40%
Chicago 6 2.88%
Buffalo, NY 4 1.92%
Baltimore 2 0.96%
Miami 5 2.40%
Oklahoma City 98 47.12%
Milwaukee 11 5.29%
Other (please specify) 19 9.13%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 208. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-15-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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I would say Atlanta is mostly No.

City of Atlanta is very democratic and liberal. Clayton, Henry county, Dekalb are strongly democratic. The only area that fits that description is East Cobb (even that area is not as conservative as it used to be as more northern transplants move in), Forsyth and Cherokee county, maybe East Gwinnett area.

North Fulton and West Gwinnett are republicans but have large northern transplants. There are many Jews, Catholics live in those areas. They are more Fiscal conservative rather than religious conservative. Whole foods and Trader's Joe are very popular in those areas.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:48 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Colorado Springs is known as an 'evangelical' city because it is the headquarters of Focus on the Family, and home of a lot of other conservative religious bigshots. However, I have family there who do not go to church and do not feel out of place there. I think MattDen has it right when he talks about the fiscal conservatism being more predominant.

Salt Lake City, yes! As I posted elsewhere, very little traffic on Sunday mornings as everyone is in church. Not so much, even on Sunday afternoons. It's fairly polically conservative as well, though does elect some Democrats from time to time.
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Old 05-15-2007, 01:29 PM
 
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"family values"

Boston- low divorces rates. If you are looking for high rates of divorce, alchoholism, crime, and drug use-- but high church attendance and anti-gay politics take a look at most major cities in the South and Texas.
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Toledo
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Although the city of Cincinnati is democratic, the metro area is quite conservative and evangelical.
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Old 05-15-2007, 04:02 PM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Phoenix surprises me. I just never saw it as a terribly devout place
There are a LOT of Mormons in Phoenix, with a big temple that was there long before the Denver temple was built.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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I would say Atlanta is mostly No.

City of Atlanta is very democratic and liberal. Clayton, Henry county, Dekalb are strongly democratic. The only area that fits that description is East Cobb (even that area is not as conservative as it used to be as more northern transplants move in), Forsyth and Cherokee county, maybe East Gwinnett area.

North Fulton and West Gwinnett are republicans but have large northern transplants. There are many Jews, Catholics live in those areas. They are more Fiscal conservative rather than religious conservative. Whole foods and Trader's Joe are very popular in those areas.
I would agree with that. I think people have this de facto knee-jerk that if it talks southern--it must be Bible-thumping. That's just not true for Atlanta and maybe Houston--while Colorado Springs, Denver, and Salt Lake all ooze religion to one degree or another.
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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I can't even imagine that SWB (the area, not you!) is 1/10 as conservative as SLC!
Yeah, I can't think of any city in the NE that would fit this description.
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Arizona
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Phoenix surprises me. I just never saw it as a terribly devout place.
You're correct - Phoenix is not the most devout or religious metropolitan area in the country. As another poster mentioned, the city of Mesa (pop. ~450,000) was originally founded by LDS settlers, and it continues to hold a large LDS community to this day.

While the Phoenix area may not be the most religious/traditional, it is still very politically conservative. It's important to note that the predominant form of conservatism in Arizona and in most of the West is a more Goldwater-ish libertarian conservative. Arizona conservatives are less likely to care about abortion rights issues than a conservative from the South or Midwest, but equally or more likely to care about property taxes, gun control, and immigration issues.

The same is true with Orange County - it's a shame that it was combined with Los Angeles in the poll, because in so many ways, it is distinct culturally and politically. It, too, is quite conservative, but in the same way that Phoenix is. Same can be said of San Diego as well.
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Old 09-14-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I agree with Salt Lake.

Also, Norfolk/Va Beach, VA. Pat Robertson (Christian Broadcasting Network) and the U.S. Navy!
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Old 09-14-2007, 02:24 PM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Certainly, those who cast single votes for New York, D.C. and Philadelphia were joking, right?
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