Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our fourth time ranking the most liberal cities in America.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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