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Old 12-10-2013, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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There is an obvious trend:

1) College Towns and Cities
2) Large Cities
3) The area from Louisiana to Georgia (minus Atlanta, New Orleans, and the college towns) is devoid of pro-gay social media.

Facebook breaks down the geography of a viral pro-gay-marriage campaign

Discuss. My first though is that I was surprised that the Great Plains (from North Texas to North Dakota) has more visiability than the South in this regard.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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It doesn't surprise me. The Great Plains and the Upper Rockies are more heavily Republican than the Deep South, but less religious and more socially moderate.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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The Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) seems to be leading the social media charge for the Southeast. No surprise there.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Wait, I'm not sure I understand. Is this based on the areas where people are likely to change their profile pics on facebook to the gay sign???
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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Wait, I'm not sure I understand. Is this based on the areas where people are likely to change their profile pics on facebook to the gay sign???
It appears so, at least during the time when it went viral, when the Supreme Court was hearing testimony on marriage equality cases.
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:02 PM
 
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I don't get it? Why would a county in northern AZ, which I suspect is Mormon territory be so dark? Also western Montana?
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:17 PM
 
Location: The High Plains
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I don't get it? Why would a county in northern AZ, which I suspect is Mormon territory be so dark? Also western Montana?
It's Coconino county in northern az...primarily Flagstaff which is where the population is. Northern Arizona University is located there.
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