Thursday, April 09, 2015

Map highlights most conservative and liberal towns in each state; rural areas lead conservative list

The most conservative towns in each state are almost predominately rural areas with small populations, while about half of the most liberal towns in each state are major urban cities, says a study from political analytics company Clarity Campaign Labs, Ana Swanson reports for The Washington Post. Clarity also created an online tool that lets users find the town or city in each state that most closely matches their politics.

Some of the most conservative towns are in extremely rural areas, such as Yosemite (pronounced YO-see-might) in Kentucky, with a population of 1,850, McBain, Mich., with a population of 669, and Good Hope, Ga., with a population of fewer than 300. While cities like New York, Atlanta and Des Moines are the most liberal in those states, some rural areas lead the state in being the most liberal, such as Chama, Colo., Elbing, Kan. and Pointe à la Hache, La., an unincorporated community in the southeastern part of the state with a population of 187. (Business Insider map)

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