We've all seen the charts in the US on the red states and blue states. We've hopefully all seen the same break down by county. What is it about population density that changes the outlook of people on faith based issues, on liberal vs. conservatism, and on so many other issues that seem to fall along the same lines? Is it education, income, exposure to nature, exposure to a man-made environment? Are people drawn to the cities that way already or does the city change them? Question Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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4,932 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 16 years ago by dacash

Why do you think people in high population density areas tend to be more liberal: because that`s where they are drawn to, or because that`s how people there become?
We`ve all seen the charts in the US on the red states and blue states. We`ve hopefully all seen the same break down by county. What is it about population density that changes the outlook of people on faith based issues, on liberal vs. conservatism, and on so many other issues that seem to fall along the same lines? Is it education, income, exposure to nature, exposure to a man-made environment? Are people drawn to the cities that way already or does the city change them?


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16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Wednesday 2/2/05 - 10:22:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
at first people are drawn to them, if they enjoy it they stay a life time, it they are facinated by it they leave after a few years, so they become more liberal once they see the greater diversity the city offers you have to accept more because there is more if you dont you go mad with hate envy ect and leave, or am i just confused
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 5:51:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe it's because living in close proximity to a lot of others, with varied.. everything.. means that you're forced to either accept them or leave. Could be drawn there, or could be changed there, but I think it's being surrounded by them and seeing the way people work. Just because people are different, doesn't mean they're bad. Stupid conservatives.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 5:59:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
It's hard to hate people you see every day. Doing the same things you do, minus horns and tail.

And of course, the gene pool is deeper than in the sticks, so intelligence is higher as a result of avoiding marriage to one's cousin/sister/both

16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 3/30/05 - 3:08:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think big cities are more liberal because they are centers of culture and higher education.
16 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Sunday 4/17/05 - 9:22:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is a really good question and I completly agree with LushusPigeon.
16 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Tuesday 5/3/05 - 7:43:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree with everyone. First, higher education. Second, they live with diverse people. Third, they see the problems of society and want to correct them. Fourth, average intelligence is higher since rural areas export their best and brightest to the urban areas. Fifth, they see different ideas being used everyday. Country folk and blue collar folk see the same things over and over again. (I grew up 300 miles from Denver and 300 miles from Omaha, there's great things about rural life, but thinking isn't one of them.
16 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 6/27/05 - 12:40:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
i think its kind of both. my parents are a good example of each one - my mom is liberal because she's grown up here, and my dad was drawn to the bay area because of his p.o.v.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 6/29/05 - 9:13:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm not liberal but I like culture. That is just what interests me more
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Wednesday 7/6/05 - 12:46:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
Again with my cynicism: I'd say it's because conservatives tend to be richer and buy nice houses away from the city so they can commute, while liberals earn less and live in boxy apartments where they don't have to drive as far.
16 yrs ago, 4 mos ago - Tuesday 7/12/05 - 7:43:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Being exposed to the poverty in cities lends its self to developing fiscal liberalism while the culture, diveristy, and education of cities lends its self to social liberialism.

The lack of culture and the stagnat idea exchange that occures in the rural south and midwest lends it's self to social conservation. While being able to own so much land and big houses lends it self to fiscal conservation.

I see the connection.

16 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Saturday 10/8/05 - 5:26:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm taken abcak by some of the posts here. Lack of culture=conservative and lack of education=conservative. My life experience is the opposite. I wonder if there are any stats on that.



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