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Old 04-23-2014, 08:32 PM
 
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Anyone have comments on how difficult (if at all) or different it is to live in the northwest (Seattle) area with a conservative/God first/pro-military mindset?
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Only place for you on We_t Side is Exit 72. Chehalis. (Uncle Sam Billboard). It's the only sense of reason on the left coast. (and hope for this brief, very temporary abode)

Plenty of places on the east side.

Lynden will also work.

Seattle area... just plug into a good urban church like Bethany Community Church Welcome
You can survive in WA as a Christian, not as ez in Oregon ('Group think' central)
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Stay out of King County (aside from a few far flung pockets like maybe Maple Valley), Portland, Downtown Olympia/Bellingham, and small pockets of Tacoma and nobody will take issue with your views. Unless you are very vocal about them, that is. People here are live and let live, but generally keep things to themselves.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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I'm not at all trying to offend anyone. Just looking to relocate to Bremerton area and am very confident and comfortable in my beliefs. Looking for honest feedback on the area.
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Old 04-23-2014, 09:54 PM
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Anyone have comments on how difficult (if at all) or different it is to live in the northwest (Seattle) area with a conservative/God first/pro-military mindset?
I believe Washington is the least religious state in the union. So the God first is probably an issue IF it is on your sleeve.

Pro-military is fine. Everybody like our military.....lots of folks not to keen about the last four administrations in particular.....but dislike for the President is not the same as dislike for the military.

Living in western Washington being conservative is very difficult. Good luck with that!!

So in order conservative, GOD, military.....that's the order western Washington will judge you on!!
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:10 AM
 
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Most areas of Washington are actually pretty conservative. Even parts of Western Washington lean red. Look at this electoral map from the 2012 elections. This is based on the votes for the governor:



Sadly King County pretty much determines each election. If we took out King County, WA would be considered a moderate state.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Whether or Not, WA
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I believe Washington is the least religious state in the union.
Pew Research seems fairly respectable to me. They rank New Hampshire / Vermont as being tied as the least religious states: How Religious Is Your State? | Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project

Being "religious" seems like a more vague term in Washington than in other states in the sense people seem more open minded. I think that Thomas Jefferson would have been comfortable in our state: Jefferson's Religious Beliefs « Thomas Jefferson

I'm missing the connection between religion and the military. I know two ex special forces ops and one active service officer and religion doesn't come up much in our discussions.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Washington State. Not Seattle.
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Most areas of Washington are actually pretty conservative. Even parts of Western Washington lean red. Look at this electoral map from the 2012 elections. This is based on the votes for the governor:



Sadly King County pretty much determines each election. If we took out King County, WA would be considered a moderate state.
Agreed. There are plenty of areas of our state, even in Western WA, that have others that are in-line with your values. Just stay away from the Seattle metro and you will be fine.
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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Sadly King County pretty much determines each election. If we took out King County, WA would be considered a moderate state.
The bulk of the Washington State population and economy resides in King County. Here is a map of the 2012 presidential election by proportion:

Election maps
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Westside Puget Sound
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As a forum participant who actually lives in the area, please let me share my opinion. Bremerton is a different story than the Seattle/King County region. This area has a high concentration of Navy personnel, so it is already pro-military. Bremerton is more conservative than say, Bainbridge Island, so even lumping all of Kitsap County into one political bent is a disservice.

But mostly, people tend to "live and let live" here. As long as you are not getting in people's faces about your beliefs, people will not care.
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