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Old 12-02-2008, 04:09 AM
 
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Philly!!
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Old 12-02-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Berserkeley, California
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Old 12-02-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Portland, Maine was really liberal. There seemed to always be planned marches around the city for something against the government or war lol
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Burlington, VT. holy crap.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yeah, I can believe anywhere in Vermont being pretty liberal, lol. A lot of New England is. I agreed with a lot of the college students who attended University of Southern Maine with me. Lots of students from small town New England. Some went protesting a lot in Portland lol.
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:20 PM
 
Location: California
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Most anything in New England, San Francisco, Los Angeles County, Portland, Austin, and Santa Fe would be my list.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:00 PM
 
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All the good places are liberal!
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:26 PM
 
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Los Angeles County
The same one that voted Yes on 8?
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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What city do you find to be most liberal. Liberal not only to a segment of the population be it race, gender or economic status but liberal "overall?"
A city where you can be yourself, thrives on cultural diversity, has a low cost of living and access to all your interests bearing the type of variety to please all.

This city should have the least amount of oppressive laws and have a population that represents tolerance not only on social issues, but takes pride in getting involved in making the community better for all.

Please let's keep this to "Cities" in the US. Your thoughts/experiences?
The most liberal areas tend to be large cities, and large cities tend to not have low costs of living...and on top of that, liberal areas/states tend to impose more regulations on development in an effort to preserve quality of life and protect the environment - and those regulations typically lead to higher costs of living. So this is a great question, but I'd strike out the "low cost of living" part, which I would not use as a metric to judge the liberal nature of a place. By and large, the only highly liberal places with very low costs of living are college towns.

That being said, San Francisco would win that competition hands down - and the Bay Area would be the most liberal metro. Diversity in a wide variety of measures:
  • 50 percent have a college degree, 50 percent do not
  • 46% speak a language other than English at home
  • Minority-majority: 31% Asian, 14% Hispanic, 6% Black, about 8% either interracial or from other races, about 44% non-Hispanic white
  • Highest percentage of LGBT residents in the country (just over 15%)
  • Around 37% foreign-born
And a whole host of other strong factors: a world-class public transportation system, world-renowned universities (in the greater Bay Area), very pro-consumer regulations and courts (San Francisco's 9th is widely considered the most liberal in the US), only 14% in the city voted McCain/Palin, probably the closest thing to single-payer healthcare that we have in this country, among the highest minimum wages in the country...and on and on. Most importantly, people respect each other to a degree that is rarely seen elsewhere.

New York City would be second. From there, it would get difficult...Boston, maybe? Or Chicago...
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