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Old 11-29-2009, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by crisp444 View Post
I've never heard New England described as "hedonistic." Care to elaborate?
New England's predominant culture is Hedonistic

Hedonism is a school of ethics which argues that pleasure is the only intrinsic good.

Many New Englanders are fine with homosexuality, pornography and pre-marital sex as long as it makes a person happy. It goes without saying that New England is not one of the most Bible-believing regions of the country.

Most (not all) Liberal movements in the nation are Hedonistic and go against the Biblical/Koranic concept of morality. And, as most of us know, New England is the epicenter of many of those Liberal movements and organizations
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:18 PM
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Originally Posted by Thomas R. View Post
Looking at it I notice Piscataquis County, Maine is among the least religious. That intrigues me as it was the only county in New England to support McCain and supported repealing same-sex marriage by 66%. Socially conservative secularists? Liars?

Bangor Daily News (http://www.bangordailynews.com/electionresults.html - broken link)
2008 Presidential General Election Results - Maine
The other factor to consider is who is motivated to vote. If one side of an issue rather than the other is more motivated, that side's voice will be over-represented. Oftentimes, religious people are more motivated on certain issues and political campaigns.

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Old 11-29-2009, 05:27 PM
Location: IN
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Piscataquis County is in the middle of nowhere. The county has 4,000sq miles of land and fewer than 17,000 people. I would describe this area as extreme isolated, wooded, reliant on forestry industries that have now declined, and plenty of rugged individualists. It feels like the frontier in that area. Is it anything like southern or coastal ME? Absolutely not. Do the people who live there feel like they have little representation regarding the decisions and direction that the state moves? Absolutely.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:16 AM
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Originally Posted by Chicago60614 View Post
One thing about this map as well (religious adherants) - most of the dark read areas in the great plains are counties with VERY few people - maybe a couple thousand - and most of them have no decent sized cities.
That's likely true as rural areas are often a bit more religious. Even in Europe I think some rural parts of Scotland or even France are a bit more religious than average for their country.

Lafayette, Louisiana seems to be in their "most religious adherents" section and so does Dubuque, Iowa. Otherwise it does look like most of the more metropolitan, and yes Dubuque counts as a metropolitan area, "religious" counties are in Utah.
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Old 11-03-2017, 08:29 PM
Location: Sacramento, Placerville
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Originally Posted by Smtchll View Post
That map is crazy. It says that there's a county on Long Island that has 75% adherents and that my county in TN has 35-50% adherents. I wouldn't doubt that about my county, but I highly doubt it about that county on Long Island.
Who lives in that county? Is there a concentration of immigrants who are religious? For example, Fresno County does have a large amount of bible thumpers. However, Merced and Monterey counties are also red. This is very likely the result of Mexican immigrants.
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