It seems like politics is everywhere now in American life. From the constant 24 hr news cycle to the conversations, everyone has an opinion on everything now a days.
On the bright side, you hold the power to change things with your vote. And these cities voted…
Specifically, we wanted to know – which cities in America are bastions of liberal thought? Put differently, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters.
Turns out Berkeley, CA is the most liberal city in America — not a huge surprise, but not our guess of San Francisco.
After analyzing every single city in America with a population greater than 100,000 — a total of 306.
The 10 Most Liberal Cities In America For 2020
If you’re wondering, Tyler, TX is the most conservative city of all in America.
And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most liberal cities in the good ole US of A.
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The 10 Most Liberal Cities In America For 2020
Berkeley welcomes all homeless, does nothing to dissuade transient crime, bums are deeply comfortable strewing their trash and feces all over the streets and have taken over downtown.
Berkeley is the perfect college town! There are so many amazing places to eat and hangout, and the weather is usually pretty nice.
Berkeley is a wonderful city full of an interesting, open-minded and intelligent group of people. The city is very culturally diverse and open to accepting anyone from anywhere. The food scene is to die for and if organically grown is what you live by, look no further than Berkeley grocery stores, farmers markets and more.
I have a love/hate relationship with San Francisco. This city is filled with possibilities and fortune but it’s also a place where a lot of people become hopeless and homeless.
The things that stand out the most is the homeless crisis. How do we help the ones that want help- How do we accurately help the ones that want to start a new life and better themselves-
To everybody thinking about moving to Oakland : It’s dreadful, horrible chaos. Please just stay where you are.
Actually, Oakland s a wonderful place to live. We just don’t need any more people here. Really.
Bad: weather. Bad: diverse, fun population. You’ve been warned. Lol
Boulder is a very unique place – lots of liberal idealism. People live in a somewhat unrealistic world where everyone is equal, everything will be fair if you just fight hard enough, and a gallon of milk is supposed to cost $5. The crime is relatively low, marijuana and drug use is extremely high, and the public school system is fantastic. Architecture and art are incredible; social scene and activities are plentiful – there is always something to do or something to see.
Pearl Street Mall and all of Downtown Boulder is extremely fun, hip, and fast-paced. However, this is also where almost all of the homeless population resides. The Boulder Reservoir has a great swim beach and is fantastic for killing a few hours during the summer. Hiking trails abound, Chatauqua Park is a great option with trails of varying difficulty for any hiker.
Alexandria is a wonderful place to live and is one of the best places to find a charming, suburban community so close to downtown washington DC. It is an expensive place to live but it has a strong community, many activities for families, and plenty of amenities.
The Del Ray neighborhood is a wonderful and quaint place to visit a farmer’s market or get a delicious bite to eat. Old Town is vibrant and filled with excellent food and shopping options.
Durham has been a great place to live for the past 5 years.
There are two clear sections to it from my perspective, downtown and mid-burbs.
Downtown you can walk to everything and they are building it up like crazy.
The mid-burbs are still part of Durham, feel like the suburbs, not walking friendly, but safer and more kid friendly.
You can always park wherever you drive, so it’s more of a lifestyle choice than anything else.
Every time I visit Portland I am reminded of how much I love it. The atmosphere ia always vibrant and the people are so nice! There are so many things to do that you will never be bored.
Breweries on every corner. I love to go from brewery to brewery and taste all the different beers. Portland is the epitomy of melting pot. There are so many diverse groups and fron that comes a large market of ethnic foods. You can find any ethnic food you can think of.
How we determined the most liberal cities in America for 2020
We started by making a list of every city in America over 100,000 people based on the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 306 big cities.
We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which cities lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 306 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, Berkeley, CA, is “The Most Liberal City in America For 2020”. You can download the data here.
Let’s go through these Liberal places, shall we?
Summing Up All The Liberal Snowflakes
Well there you have it, the big cities in America that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Berkeley, CA ranking as the least conservative in the entire country.
If you’re curious, here are some of the most conservative cities in America:
- Wichita Falls
For more reading, check out:
List Of The Most Liberal Cities In America For 2020
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