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Old 01-27-2014, 10:02 PM
 
Location: East coast
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Inspired by Toronto more liberal than Sydney ?
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:12 PM
 
Location: US
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I would say...


1) Canada
2) United States
3) Australia
4) New Zealand
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Most progressive?

Canada
US
NZ
Australia

Most religious?

US
Canada
Australia
NZ

Most right to left wing:

US
Australia
Canada/NZ

Most tolerant of minorities?

Canada
NZ
Australia/US

Most puritanical?

US (parts)
?
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:58 PM
 
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Like Postman, I don’t think there is a single list or scale: it depends on what type of issues you’re comparing them on.

From most liberal to most conservative, I see it roughly like this.

Healthcare.

1. Australia, Canada, New Zealand
2. US.


Welfare programs and the role of government in people's lives
1. New Zealand

3. Australia, Canada
5. US.


View of the world - doves and hawks.

1. New Zealand
2. Canada
3. Australia
4. US.

Social issues like same sex marriage and abortion

1. New Zealand, Canada
2. Australia, US.

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:32 AM
 
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the usa is much more diverse than those other countries

san Francisco and new England are more liberal than the vast majority of new Zealand and Australia , by contrast Alabama is far more conservative than any part of rural Australia or new Zealand , the biggest difference here is that rural Australia and new Zealand are not religious where as rural usa and probably Canada , are
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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the usa is much more diverse than those other countries
Diverse in views, yes. But the US is not really more diverse demographically than Canada is.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Diverse in views, yes. But the US is not really more diverse demographically than Canada is.
Only 2.9% is Black and 1.2% Latin American in Canada
Not much compared to the US (13.6%) and (16.8%).
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Only 2.9% is Black and 1.2% Latin American in Canada
Not much compared to the US (13.6%) and (16.8%).
Racial diversity is not necessarily the most meaningful measure of human diversity. African-Americans have their own culture but it is basically integrated into mainstream American culture.

In Canada you basically have 25% of the country that is *virtually* like a foreign country to the rest of Canada. And that's just the main example.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Also it's hard to imagine any of the countries descended from the "Monarchy" (aka British Commonwealth) as ever being all that "liberal". In fact if any of them had to contend with the same sorta population density and diversity as the U.S., they'd probably be considerably less liberal.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:57 AM
 
Location: East coast
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Only 2.9% is Black and 1.2% Latin American in Canada
Not much compared to the US (13.6%) and (16.8%).
But Canada has more Asian* (15% in Canada vs. 5.8% in the US) and Native/Indigenous (4.3% in Canada vs. 1.7% in the US) people.

*Though apparently, unlike the US, this includes Middle Easterners in Canada.
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