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Old 08-13-2019, 03:49 PM
 
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This is a question I am curious about. Do most people live in a place where others agree with them politically? On the basis of either voter registration by political party and/or political party electoral dominance, do you share the political values of people in your town, county, and state? Does it impact how much or little you like where you live?

I'll start off. My username was created a few years back when I thought I would live in New Jersey forever, now I am not sure as I am trying to secure better employment. This is related, as I blame socialism for the lack of a good job market in New Jersey. New Jersey has almost 1 million more registered Democrats than Republicans, no Republican presidential candidate has carried our state since 1988, no Republican has been elected to the U.S. Senate from our state since 1972, and all but one of our Congressional districts and a majority of our State Legislature is controlled by Democrats. We currently have a Democratic Governor, but do elect Republicans every so often to that office. I spent most of my life in a solidly Republican county and community, though recently moved to a county that is trending blue though has historically been Republican.

I don't think politics impacts my appreciation and love for New Jersey's culture, food, history, charming towns, and beautiful suburban and rural landscape, but I do disagree with the misguided priorities of Democrats who would rather spend money on building a wind farm off our coast than improving our roads. I think the fact that my home county is solidly Republican made me love it more, but that's because at the county level taxes were kept lower than in neighboring Democratic counties and the county features great parks and county roads that are well-maintained by New Jersey standards. I was never a big fan of my hometown but that had more to do with the local social scene than politics.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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I don't think or care much about my neighbors politics and get along with all of my neighbors. In general, I am at odds with many if not most of them politically. Wife would prefer we live in a more conservative area but i'm okay as long as they don't decide to regulate and tax us to death.
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Old 08-13-2019, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I found that letting things roll off of my shoulders allows me a peaceful living.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:01 PM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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I live in a blue city within a swing state. My neighbors are leftists for the most part. So, no, they don't agree with my politics.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:02 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I live in a place where almost everyone supports Trump and I don't. I've lost a lot of friends since the 2016 election and all of them were because I refuse to jump on the Trump train. One thing I've noticed about most Trump supporters in my area is they care far more about getting revenge against the liberals than any specific policy aside from abortion, LGBT issues, and now immigration (that was less of an issue when they voted for him). They could care less about his lies, incompetency, morals, or even loyalty to the country as long as he tows the line on the cultural issues they care about. They also perceive Trump as "bringing God back to America" which really means the social ostracization of anybody who doesn't fall under the white evangelical Christian umbrella.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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I live in a place where almost everyone supports Trump and I don't. I've lost a lot of friends since the 2016 election and all of them were because I refuse to jump on the Trump train. One thing I've noticed about most Trump supporters in my area is they care far more about getting revenge against the liberals than any specific policy aside from abortion, LGBT issues, and now immigration (that was less of an issue when they voted for him). They could care less about his lies, incompetency, morals, or even loyalty to the country as long as he tows the line on the cultural issues they care about. They also perceive Trump as "bringing God back to America" which really means the social ostracization of anybody who doesn't fall under the white evangelical Christian umbrella.
Where do you live, I might want to move there?
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:04 PM
 
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I live in a place where almost everyone supports Trump and I don't. I've lost a lot of friends since the 2016 election and all of them were because I refuse to jump on the Trump train. One thing I've noticed about most Trump supporters in my area is they care far more about getting revenge against the liberals than any specific policy aside from abortion, LGBT issues, and now immigration (that was less of an issue when they voted for him). They could care less about his lies, incompetency, morals, or even loyalty to the country as long as he tows the line on the cultural issues they care about. They also perceive Trump as "bringing God back to America" which really means the social ostracization of anybody who doesn't fall under the white evangelical Christian umbrella.
Sounds like the south
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:06 PM
 
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I don't bother my neighbors with politics and they don't bother me. I live in a place where people mind their own business. My town and area shares my political views for the most part but people still mind their own business.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:06 PM
 
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"Do most people live in a place where others agree with them politically?"
well, we do not. when people ask :"why do you live there?"
our answer: Jesus walked among the tax collectors and sinners.
yes, it is a 1st century situation in some places.
not that we are or ever can be that righteous.
it is a "walk".
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:08 PM
 
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Where do you live, I might want to move there?
I think bawac is in Oklahoma?
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