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Old 05-27-2007, 10:34 PM
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Is seattle as liberal as everyone makes it out to be? I have talked to several people while visiting and have run into a few, but most people just seem to be laid-back? Are most people in the city extreme liberal?

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Old 05-28-2007, 09:00 AM
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I'm not sure what word best describes folks in Seattle. Liberal used to be a philosophy that had a live-and-let-live aspect to it. That's not what you'll find in Seattle.

There is plenty of kookism, urban myths become facts to a large number of people up here. The newspapers don't do much to correct the problem, it probably helps sell their rags.
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Old 05-29-2007, 05:46 AM
Location: Bellevue, Washington
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Seattle, by most estimations, runs between 4-to-1 and 5-to-1 Democratic. Yes, I'd call that liberal. Madison Park is really the only area that's less than 2-to-1 in most races.

There is, however, a level of "politics of agreement" inherent in the culture. People tend to avoid conflict.
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Old 05-29-2007, 08:36 AM
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To answer your questions, Seattle is liberal and laid back. I don't think there is a contradiction between the two terms. While other cities are liberal, I think you'll find that people in Seattle tend to be more vocal about their views than in other places--you'll notice this in the number of demonstrations, bumper sticker messages, etc.
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Old 05-29-2007, 11:30 AM
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everyones definition of liberal is going to be different but in general by u.s. standards, seattle is considered liberal
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Old 06-01-2007, 06:50 AM
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yes were liberal, less confrontational about it than a place like frisco
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