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Those confused Republicans

Pew has polled Americans on where they live, where they want to live and so forth and teased out some intriguing demographic data on age, income, politics and so forth.

First up, Detroit is the least sought after large city in the nation, with some 90% of Americans not wanting to live in Motown. Then again, it is the murder capital of the union, with 46 homicides per 100,000, just edging out Baltimore (45). 80%+ would shun Cleveland, Cincinnati (about which I have heard good things, actually), Minneapolis (Prince isn't that bad), Pittsburgh and Kansas City, its 'crazy way of loving' notwithstanding.

Flipping things round, Denver is the most popular, with 43% of Americans fancying the place. It is not a bad place from what I've seen, and has possibly the greatest bookshop in the world. Also fancied are San Diego, Seattle, Orlando, Tampa, San Fran, Phoenix and Portland, all with 30%+ approval rates. Broken down by income, Boston, Noo Yawk and Sweet Home Chicago feature for those earning $100,000+, while the City of the Angels, DC and Miami show for those earning below $40,000.

San Fran is in the top five for women, but does not make it into the top ten for men. There is the old joke about the women in SF being very lonely.... The reverse applies to Las Vegas - 30% of chaps fancy the place, but only 16% of women. Perhaps 'a thousand pretty women waiting out there' is an exaggeration.

And now for the fun bit. Denver is the top choice (48%) for Republicans, although its mayor has been a Dem for at least the last 25 years. Told you they were confused. And by the time I get to Phoenix, 38% of GOP-istas will fancy being there, its predeliction for Democratic mayors notwithstanding. Dems fancy San Diego, although that is led by a Republican mayor at the moment. The cockroach-like infestation of Kennedys is presumably why Dems fancy Boston.

More later, maybe.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 11:59 am

I have also heard good things about Cincinnati. SF is popular with a particular demographic, which might make the city's female residents even less likely to find love...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:13 pm

BE - *Exactly*.

Last month an American colleague was telling me about the fabulous opportunities for single men in NY, what with the female-skewed population ratio.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 12:21 pm

I read that somewhere a while back. There is an appreciable shortage of hetero males in NYC, h'apparently.  



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