Interesting fact, Republicans v. Democrats:
At about 800 people per square mile, people switch from voting primarily Republican to voting primarily Democratic. Put another way, below 800 people per square mile, there is a 66% chance that you voted Republican. Above 800 people per square mile, there is a 66% chance that you voted Democrat.
I think that says a lot, imho.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/13/2013|
It means rural people are isolated and believe what they see on t.v.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/29/2012|
Do you know that "God" spelled backwards is "dog"? It makes you think.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/29/2012|
People in high density populations better understand that "we're all in this together", and see for themselves how important it is to help our neighbors, because doing so helps ourselves.
People isolated out on farms think they do everything themselves, and can't grasp why everyone can't do everything for themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/01/2012|
Here's an article on the urban vs rural divide in this country. Among other things it notes that
[quote] Meanwhile, the states with constitutional amendments banning gay marriage are often among the least densely populated in the country, such as South Dakota and Idaho.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/01/2012|
And to whom do all those farm subsidy checks go?
Paging Michelle Bachmann.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/01/2012|
Interesting premise. I think population density does tend to tilt communities one way or the other.
For example, where I live the population density per square mile is 9,401 per square mile. Very dense. We're third after NYC and Boston.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/01/2012|
More and more people are moving to cities, and more and more people in this country are "minorities" (not straight-white-Christian-males)
The GOP has no future on its current path.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/30/2012|
OP is DL's resident crackhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/30/2012|
So, OP? It simply is a reflection of the urban profile of Democrats and the suburban and rural profile of Republicans, with many exceptions nationwide?
Also, you say "that says a lot, imho" (the last abbreviation indicating you are a dumbshit, in my informed opinion), but you do not bother to say what it says to you.
To those of us who are demographers, all it says is what we already know, in a factoid form that sheds little real light on a complex topic.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/05/2013|
R12, I think it's pretty obvious... when you get higher population density, it becomes more obvious how we're all connected, and that no man is an island, and the whole Republican philosophy beings to look more and more like the obvious lie that it is.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/05/2013|
I think it says you get less fearful and conservative when you're exposed to more people on a regular basis.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/05/2013|
Well, Missy R12, ain't you somethin'!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/05/2013|
Another interesting thing to note: in an area that has a low population density, where do they get the tax revenue to fix their roads, run their schools, man and operate their emergency services? Chances are, they dont have enough money to do this so they have to rely on aid from the state and Federal government. So the people who politically are more likely to say their taxes are too high and they want the government shrunk to the size of a La-Z-Boy recliner are also the people who are more likely to be benefiting more from government spending their their liberal city dwelling counterparts.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/06/2013|
The more you have to live with other people, the more you recognize the function and purpose and benefits of "society", and the more willing you are to pay taxes to support your standards of living.
Republicans are just ignorant selfish assholes, really, but this is interesting data.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/13/2013|
I'd be interested to see the breakdown by education, too.
Rural voters tend to be less educated imho and therefore more likely to be duped by the Repubs. I'd be willing to bet that highly educated rural voters are more likely to break Democratic and poorly educated white city dwellers are the demo most likely to break Repub.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/13/2013|