Liberal vs. conservative States
Clarity Campaign Labs conducted the research in order to craft an interactive online tool that allows Internet users to take a short quiz in order to identify the community in each state that aligns with their political beliefs.
The tool, released on Tuesday, uses “seven identifiers” to determine each user’s political ideology:
I identify with the Democrats more so than the Republicans.
Abortion should be legal and accessible to all women.
I attend religious services regularly.
Climate change is an immediate concern that must be addressed.
There should be more restrictions on purchasing and carrying guns.
The government should reduce the deficit primarily by raising taxes rather than cutting services.
I prefer urban areas.
As Business Insider notes, “the questions about urban areas and church attendance were not included in the score used to indicate whether a community was liberal or conservative.”