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Old 09-27-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Manila
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What I mean by the "live, let-live" attitude is: a) being accepting of people not like you, b) other people's lifestyle choices so long as they don't hurt anyone directly, and c) not being judgmental towards or looking down on others who don't share your beliefs - so long as they don't force their beliefs on you.

Now that was cleared up (hopefully), which US states have the strongest tendencies toward such a collective mentality as highlighted by my three points above? Anyone know? Just remember before you answer that the answers MAY OR MAY NOT follow along the lines of the liberal-conservative spectrum as there exist intolerant liberals and tolerant conservatives too in this world... Thanks!

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Old 09-27-2011, 10:42 PM
 
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It's certainly not THE MOST, but Iowa is one most people wouldn't expect.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:43 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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I'm going to sound like a homer here, but I think Massachusetts and Rhode Island are pretty good in that regard. We have a "liberal" reputation, but it's not as progressive and out there as, say, San Francisco is reputed to be. Generally, people up here keep to themselves and their core group of friends and don't really mind what other people do on their own terms. People may be religious, but it generally doesn't interfere with politics and the attitude for other peoples' lifestyles. I have a hard time thinking of an area that's more live and let live.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:45 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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It's certainly not THE MOST, but Iowa is one most people wouldn't expect.
I have a friend in Decorah. I would certainly agree with this from my brief experience there.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:46 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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North Carolina is pretty laid-back, and accepting of most behavior, as long as it is not violent. The first Sit-In was in Greensboro because it was the southern city where those that "sat-in" were considered the most likely to live through the event. Some southern states were outright violent.
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Old 09-27-2011, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
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Most states are pretty diverse when it comes to 'mentalities' of its cities/communities...cities are a better frame for this question.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:08 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Well, any state with a powerful fundamentalist Christian influence on politics is going to have laws that are against homosexuality and some other perceived sins. There are many states which have laws against gay weddings and allowing gay partners to be covered by insurance, or have a right to visit in a hospital if a family member doesn't want it, etc. In the past there have been strong restrictions on buying alcohol because of religious fundamentalism, and even now there are a few "dry" communities. As far as I can tell, draconian punishments for marijuana and other drug use may be partly from the same influence.

Other than fundamentalism, there may be areas where anti-crime efforts tread on personal liberty, such as with curfews for young people - though in some places these measures seem to be necessary. Some states allow children to be easily taken from parents thought to be abusive, others need quite a large amount of evidence.
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:43 AM
 
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Nevada.
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Old 09-28-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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New Hampshire
Massachusetts (well B and C at least)

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Old 09-28-2011, 07:18 PM
 
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California, easily. See far more freaks in cities/suburbs/rural/everywhere there.
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