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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 05-14-2007, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Default Which metro areas are most evangelical/conservative/traditional/Republican?

Think of San Francisco, Boston, and Santa Fe. What cities are most unequivocally different from those three? What cities are best for conservatives, Republicans, and evangelicals? Consider politics, lifestyle, culture, churches, etc. Where do family values reign supreme and people poo-poo organic grocery stores? Where is Sunday most obviously church day?

Remember, we're talking about metro areas here--not just core cities. Choose as many cities as you see fit from the poll above.
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I think Salt Lake City needs to be added.
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Old 05-14-2007, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I think Salt Lake City needs to be added.
Ditto Scranton.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:21 PM
 
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I know New York and Philadelphia (thankfully) are not.
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Phoenix surprises me. I just never saw it as a terribly devout place.

I think Denver and Kansas City should have a few more votes. Some old Chiefs player mentioned that in KC--and the same could easily be said for Denver--the only things that really--REALLY--matter are faith, family, and football.

Amen!
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Old 05-14-2007, 11:23 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Atlanta and Salt Lake City are the two that come to mind. Salt Lake obviously because of its extensive Mormon population. Atlanta, because outside of that very "hip" city that everyone exclaims about, one will quickly be reminded that they are in the Deep South, and that religious value occupy life.
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Old 05-15-2007, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I am from Colorado Springs which is known for religious conservatism but fiscally it is even more, much more conservative then it is religiously conservative.

In fact most Colorado Springs residents would rather have a neighborhood full of social liberals then have a tax increase, even though the city is not socially liberal at all. In Colorado Springs usually a tax increase has to go on the ballot many, many times to get passed by the voters.

In fact the fiscal conservatism in Colorado Springs is so strong most people would rather have infrastructure problems then have a tax increase. Its almost as if people are voting principle.

Colorado Springs tries to have a moderately conservative religious bent while at the same extreme fiscal old-fashioned libertarian conservatism.

I see Oklahoma City is on the list also I have heard they are very socially conservative down there from people even more so then Colorado Springs, but I heavily doubt they can surpass Colorado Springs on being libertarian oriented.
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Old 05-15-2007, 06:32 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Ditto Scranton.

I can't even imagine that SWB (the area, not you!) is 1/10 as conservative as SLC!
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Old 05-15-2007, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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I'm going to refrain from voting because I haven't been to most of these places. Based on what I've experienced meeting people who are from many of these areas, listening to what they have to say, and stereotypes, I'd guess that the Southern and Southern Plains metros would be at the top.

Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Salt Lake (if it were included), Oklahoma City, probably Colorado Springs are the ones that come to mind. Also, Virginia Beach VA, maybe Jacksonville FL. Orange County CA is very conservative, but I'm not sure that it's particularly evangelical.
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Old 05-15-2007, 08:54 AM
 
Location: In God
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Houston and Dallas evangelical? Most definitely. Conservative/traditional/Republican? Get outta here.
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