It has been theorized that over the past few decades we have been seeing more people, in America, sorting themselves into where they live. While politics is the least of our concerns when it comes to why people are sorting themselves, it does seem to paint a picture on why politics tend to play such a role on those respective communities.
Some stereotypes that have been found through census data has shown
Some lifestyles that tend to point to a Democrat are:
- Big City
- "Openness" - "tolerating" more views/perspectives
- Individuality - Different people, the need for not being tied to every other person.
Some lifestyles that tend to point to a Republican are:
- Smaller Towns/Cities, especially rural
- Familiarity - Like knowing a lot of the people that live around you.
- Congruity - Like having the same "views" (going to church together is but one example,) but being very out of line with your peers isn't that great. You know, doing a lot of things together with neighbors and such.
Are you part of that stereotype? Do you live in one of these environments? Have you contemplated about moving to a city that has these qualities, but that also have secondary leanings with your political views?