RACE SEEMINGLY A BIG FACTOR IN LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE AREA
The Berkeley, California-based nonpartisan Bay Area Center For Voting Research released a study Thursday which rated the most conservative and liberal cities in America, and you may be surprised at some of the rankings.
The study examined voting patterns in the 2004 presidential election of 237 cities with populations over 100,000. One thing that it showed clearly is that the most liberal cities in America tend to have higher African-American populations, while the most conservative tend to be white, middle class.
Among Florida cities, Hialeah was fourth among the most conservative cities nationwide, with Cape Coral 16th, Clearwater 20th, and Jacksonville at 36th.
On the other side of the spectrum, Tallahassee was 65th among the most liberal cities, Hollywood 73rd, Fort Lauderdale 86th, and Pembroke Pines 89th. Orlando ranked 104th, St. Petersburg 105th, and Tampa 108th.
Miami was, basically in the middle: 120th among most liberal cities, 118th on the conservative list.
The five most liberal cities in America:
1. Detroit, Michigan
2. Gary, Indiana
3. Berkeley, California
4. Washington, DC
5. Oakland, California
The five most conservative cities:
1. Provo, Utah
2. Lubbock, Texas
3. Abilene, Texas
4. Hialeah, Florida
5. Plano, Texas