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Monday, June 30, 2008

Social and Economic Ideologies

This diagram shows the "average economic and social ideology of adults within each state ... scaled so that negative numbers are liberal and positive are conservative...""

...In the graph below, each state is shown twice: the avg social and economic ideologies of Democrats in the state are shown in blue, the avgs for Republicans in red.


...the big thing we see from the graph immediately above is that Democrats are much more liberal than Republicans on the economic dimension: Democrats in the most conservative states are still much more liberal than Republicans in even the most liberal states. On social issues there is more overlap (although in any given state, the average Republican is more conservative than the average Democrat). ...

The graph is from Andrew Gelman and David Park. More graphs here.

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