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Old 03-02-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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I'm thinking most of New England....but that's all I can think of.

Am I wrong?
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Im not sure how a state can be "financially conservative"

Socially liberal- yes I would say New England. But not all of it. New Hampshire is still relatively conservative. Probably the only non-liberal state in there.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:49 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I don't see how some of the highest taxed states like MA and CT along with most northeastern states can be considered "fiscally conservative"

I think San Diego fits into that category but NOT the entire state of Ca. This city is INCREDIBLY CHEAP and so anti-tax its almost ridiculous, it's the lowest taxed major city in Ca. It's socially liberal for the most part, most people have a live and let live type attitude towards social issues.
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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Im not sure how a state can be "financially conservative"
For instance, by limiting taxation and spending on state funded 'welfare' programs.

Funny story: a had some friends who wanted to move from Texas to Oregon until they found out that Texas had kiddie welfare to help their children go to day care.....and Oregon, big socialist nanny state that is, ....had nothing.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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No, New Hampshire is not at all like the social conservative culture in the south (having lived in NH and GA). It is more fiscally conservative, but more moderate to liberal on the social issues.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:33 AM
 
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Memphis is fiscally liberal, socially moderate to conservative
Nashville seems straight conservative, but I've heard it's more moderate. Its no doubt more conservative than Memphis.
Knoxville is straight conservative.

I cant think of a liberal area of TN. There are many small towns & big cities that vote Democrat, but they're usually based on fiscal issues. Midtown Memphis is the only place i've been in TN that is socially liberal. I'm sure there are a few more areas in big cities.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Memphis is fiscally liberal, socially moderate to conservative
Nashville seems straight conservative, but I've heard it's more moderate. Its no doubt more conservative than Memphis.
Knoxville is straight conservative.

I cant think of a liberal area of TN. There are many small towns & big cities that vote Democrat, but they're usually based on fiscal issues. Midtown Memphis is the only place i've been in TN that is socially liberal. I'm sure there are a few more areas in big cities.
Chattanooga seems to have a pretty big liberal pop.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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I would say cities such as:

Seattle, Denver, Boise, Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin, and maybe Houston.
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:54 AM
 
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Most midsize to large cities in every region are socially liberal...Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Miami, Houston, Tampa, Savannah, Birmingham, Nashville, St. Louis, Chicago, Columbus, Cleveland, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Louisville....etc.

Smaller cities and towns where there is more isolation, less contact with different cultures and people... therefore brings less new/creative ideas and more conservative communities.

There is not one big blanket "conservative culture in the South" as some people mistakenly believe.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN (USA)
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Memphis is fiscally liberal, socially moderate to conservative
Nashville seems straight conservative, but I've heard it's more moderate. Its no doubt more conservative than Memphis.
Knoxville is straight conservative.

I cant think of a liberal area of TN. There are many small towns & big cities that vote Democrat, but they're usually based on fiscal issues. Midtown Memphis is the only place i've been in TN that is socially liberal. I'm sure there are a few more areas in big cities.
East Nashville, Midtown Nashville (Hillsboro Village, Vandy West End, etc.), Sylvan Park, 12South, Germantown/Salemtown are all big socially liberal areas of Nashville. East Nashville in particular is extremely liberal and hangs its hat on its progressivism and bohemian attitude.
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