Conservative Sprawl: GOP area residents are More Obese; Less Affluent; Less Productive; Less Educated

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    Jul 14, 2015 3:20 AM GMT
    REPORT:
    "...residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities..."

    This is a year old but I didn't find it on RJ. I was aware that the more urban metro areas tend blue while rural tends red but I'd not looked at it in terms of sprawl.

    CONSERVATIVE SPRAWL. It sounds like something you should scrub with rubbing alcohol.

    http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/04/americas-most-sprawling-cities-are-also-most-republican/8832/

    America's Most Sprawling Cities Are Also the Most Republican

    ...America's politics have exhibited a new trend, where Red America finds its home base in some of the country's most sprawling places, while Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities...

    ...The connection between sprawl and conservatism comes through loud and clear in our analysis of more than 200 of America's metro areas. Our correlations suggest that sprawled America is Red America, while Blue America takes on a much more compact geography...

    ...This is in line with other research that connects sprawl or density and political affiliation. Researchers have identified a tipping point of roughly 800 people per square mile where counties shift from Red to Blue...

    ... “There are certain things in which the physical nature of a city, the fact the people are piled on top of each other, requires some notion of the public good,”...

    ...Conservative politics may help promote sprawl in the first place...

    ...places with less strict zoning and building standards typically build more housing in more sprawling patterns. These places with more flexible land-use regulation tend to be more pro-market, anti-regulation to begin with....

    ...We found that compact metros tended to be more diverse. We found positive correlations between the Sprawl Index and both the share of residents that are foreign born (.32) and the share that identify as gay or lesbian (.27). This also likely affects voting patterns, as more diverse metros also lean more liberal...

    ...On the whole, we found more compact metros were more affluent and productive, with a positive correlation between the Sprawl Index and economic output per capita (.24). We also found more compact metros to have more highly-educated residents, with a positive correlation of .33 between the share of adults who are college grads and the smart growth Index...

    ...we found a positive association (.21) between compactness and the happiness and well-being of residents. This reinforces the findings of the Smart Growth America report, which found that residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities...
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 14, 2015 1:25 PM GMT
    theantijock saidREPORT:
    "...residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities..."

    This is a year old but I didn't find it on RJ. I was aware that the more urban metro areas tend blue while rural tends red but I'd not looked at it in terms of sprawl.

    CONSERVATIVE SPRAWL. It sounds like something you should scrub with rubbing alcohol.

    http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/04/americas-most-sprawling-cities-are-also-most-republican/8832/

    America's Most Sprawling Cities Are Also the Most Republican

    ...America's politics have exhibited a new trend, where Red America finds its home base in some of the country's most sprawling places, while Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities...

    ...The connection between sprawl and conservatism comes through loud and clear in our analysis of more than 200 of America's metro areas. Our correlations suggest that sprawled America is Red America, while Blue America takes on a much more compact geography...

    ...This is in line with other research that connects sprawl or density and political affiliation. Researchers have identified a tipping point of roughly 800 people per square mile where counties shift from Red to Blue...

    ... “There are certain things in which the physical nature of a city, the fact the people are piled on top of each other, requires some notion of the public good,”...

    ...Conservative politics may help promote sprawl in the first place...

    ...places with less strict zoning and building standards typically build more housing in more sprawling patterns. These places with more flexible land-use regulation tend to be more pro-market, anti-regulation to begin with....

    ...We found that compact metros tended to be more diverse. We found positive correlations between the Sprawl Index and both the share of residents that are foreign born (.32) and the share that identify as gay or lesbian (.27). This also likely affects voting patterns, as more diverse metros also lean more liberal...

    ...On the whole, we found more compact metros were more affluent and productive, with a positive correlation between the Sprawl Index and economic output per capita (.24). We also found more compact metros to have more highly-educated residents, with a positive correlation of .33 between the share of adults who are college grads and the smart growth Index...

    ...we found a positive association (.21) between compactness and the happiness and well-being of residents. This reinforces the findings of the Smart Growth America report, which found that residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities...
    It is these same right wing conservatives that lecture the rest of society that we all "have to earn it" yet they are not really earning it as evidenced by their lower productivity levels, obesity, too dependent on automobiles, etc. I do question the less affluent part of this study because most outer ring suburbs tend to be very affluent. How else could they afford their cookie cutter McMansion, exotic cars, going out to eat constantly, giving their kids every luxury on a silver platter, etc.icon_question.gif
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    Jul 14, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    Sorry, I'm still not moving to Detroit. Blue state armpit cities will never be my home address.

    So sad to see places such as Baltimore and Detroit driven into the ground by decades of wrong-headed policies.



  • HottJoe

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:04 PM GMT
    I'd like to less urban sprawl in my area. Traffic has gotten so congested with people commuting all over kingdom come that according to a report on NPR yesterday, 2,000 people die each year as a result of non industrial air pollution, i.e. pollution caused by automobiles.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:22 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidSorry, I'm still not moving to Detroit. Blue state armpit cities will never be my home address.

    So sad to see places such as Baltimore and Detroit driven into the ground by decades of wrong-headed policies.



    That is thanks to 50+ years of monolithic rule by the Democratic Party and their horribly failed policies of pandering to crooked organized labor and the unmotivated urban poor in addition to their endless pursuit of costly silver bullet redevelopment projects like convention centers, luxury hotels, sports stadiums, enclosed shopping malls, and the worst one of them all, gambling casinos.
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    Jul 14, 2015 4:43 PM GMT
    Yeah, the myth of republicans being the rich people party has been a myth for quite some time. Of the top ten richest congressmen 7 are Democrats.
  • FRE0

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:54 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    theantijock saidREPORT:
    "...residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities..."

    This is a year old but I didn't find it on RJ. I was aware that the more urban metro areas tend blue while rural tends red but I'd not looked at it in terms of sprawl.

    CONSERVATIVE SPRAWL. It sounds like something you should scrub with rubbing alcohol.

    http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/04/americas-most-sprawling-cities-are-also-most-republican/8832/

    America's Most Sprawling Cities Are Also the Most Republican

    ...America's politics have exhibited a new trend, where Red America finds its home base in some of the country's most sprawling places, while Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities...

    ...The connection between sprawl and conservatism comes through loud and clear in our analysis of more than 200 of America's metro areas. Our correlations suggest that sprawled America is Red America, while Blue America takes on a much more compact geography...

    ...This is in line with other research that connects sprawl or density and political affiliation. Researchers have identified a tipping point of roughly 800 people per square mile where counties shift from Red to Blue...

    ... “There are certain things in which the physical nature of a city, the fact the people are piled on top of each other, requires some notion of the public good,”...

    ...Conservative politics may help promote sprawl in the first place...

    ...places with less strict zoning and building standards typically build more housing in more sprawling patterns. These places with more flexible land-use regulation tend to be more pro-market, anti-regulation to begin with....

    ...We found that compact metros tended to be more diverse. We found positive correlations between the Sprawl Index and both the share of residents that are foreign born (.32) and the share that identify as gay or lesbian (.27). This also likely affects voting patterns, as more diverse metros also lean more liberal...

    ...On the whole, we found more compact metros were more affluent and productive, with a positive correlation between the Sprawl Index and economic output per capita (.24). We also found more compact metros to have more highly-educated residents, with a positive correlation of .33 between the share of adults who are college grads and the smart growth Index...

    ...we found a positive association (.21) between compactness and the happiness and well-being of residents. This reinforces the findings of the Smart Growth America report, which found that residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities...
    It is these same right wing conservatives that lecture the rest of society that we all "have to earn it" yet they are not really earning it as evidenced by their lower productivity levels, obesity, too dependent on automobiles, etc. I do question the less affluent part of this study because most outer ring suburbs tend to be very affluent. How else could they afford their cookie cutter McMansion, exotic cars, going out to eat constantly, giving their kids every luxury on a silver platter, etc.icon_question.gif


    It's interesting that in earlier times, "red" was used as a synonym for communist. Using it as a synonym for "Republican" is fairly recent and somewhat puzzling.
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    Jul 14, 2015 4:57 PM GMT
    FRE0 said
    roadbikeRob said
    theantijock saidREPORT:
    "...residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities..."

    This is a year old but I didn't find it on RJ. I was aware that the more urban metro areas tend blue while rural tends red but I'd not looked at it in terms of sprawl.

    CONSERVATIVE SPRAWL. It sounds like something you should scrub with rubbing alcohol.

    http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/04/americas-most-sprawling-cities-are-also-most-republican/8832/

    America's Most Sprawling Cities Are Also the Most Republican

    ...America's politics have exhibited a new trend, where Red America finds its home base in some of the country's most sprawling places, while Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities...

    ...The connection between sprawl and conservatism comes through loud and clear in our analysis of more than 200 of America's metro areas. Our correlations suggest that sprawled America is Red America, while Blue America takes on a much more compact geography...

    ...This is in line with other research that connects sprawl or density and political affiliation. Researchers have identified a tipping point of roughly 800 people per square mile where counties shift from Red to Blue...

    ... “There are certain things in which the physical nature of a city, the fact the people are piled on top of each other, requires some notion of the public good,”...

    ...Conservative politics may help promote sprawl in the first place...

    ...places with less strict zoning and building standards typically build more housing in more sprawling patterns. These places with more flexible land-use regulation tend to be more pro-market, anti-regulation to begin with....

    ...We found that compact metros tended to be more diverse. We found positive correlations between the Sprawl Index and both the share of residents that are foreign born (.32) and the share that identify as gay or lesbian (.27). This also likely affects voting patterns, as more diverse metros also lean more liberal...

    ...On the whole, we found more compact metros were more affluent and productive, with a positive correlation between the Sprawl Index and economic output per capita (.24). We also found more compact metros to have more highly-educated residents, with a positive correlation of .33 between the share of adults who are college grads and the smart growth Index...

    ...we found a positive association (.21) between compactness and the happiness and well-being of residents. This reinforces the findings of the Smart Growth America report, which found that residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities...
    It is these same right wing conservatives that lecture the rest of society that we all "have to earn it" yet they are not really earning it as evidenced by their lower productivity levels, obesity, too dependent on automobiles, etc. I do question the less affluent part of this study because most outer ring suburbs tend to be very affluent. How else could they afford their cookie cutter McMansion, exotic cars, going out to eat constantly, giving their kids every luxury on a silver platter, etc.icon_question.gif


    It's interesting that in earlier times, "red" was used as a synonym for communist. Using it as a synonym for "Republican" is fairly recent and somewhat puzzling.


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  • roadbikeRob

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    Jul 14, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    FRE0 said
    roadbikeRob said
    theantijock saidREPORT:
    "...residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities..."

    This is a year old but I didn't find it on RJ. I was aware that the more urban metro areas tend blue while rural tends red but I'd not looked at it in terms of sprawl.

    CONSERVATIVE SPRAWL. It sounds like something you should scrub with rubbing alcohol.

    http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/04/americas-most-sprawling-cities-are-also-most-republican/8832/

    America's Most Sprawling Cities Are Also the Most Republican

    ...America's politics have exhibited a new trend, where Red America finds its home base in some of the country's most sprawling places, while Blue America is centered in denser, more compact metros and cities...

    ...The connection between sprawl and conservatism comes through loud and clear in our analysis of more than 200 of America's metro areas. Our correlations suggest that sprawled America is Red America, while Blue America takes on a much more compact geography...

    ...This is in line with other research that connects sprawl or density and political affiliation. Researchers have identified a tipping point of roughly 800 people per square mile where counties shift from Red to Blue...

    ... “There are certain things in which the physical nature of a city, the fact the people are piled on top of each other, requires some notion of the public good,”...

    ...Conservative politics may help promote sprawl in the first place...

    ...places with less strict zoning and building standards typically build more housing in more sprawling patterns. These places with more flexible land-use regulation tend to be more pro-market, anti-regulation to begin with....

    ...We found that compact metros tended to be more diverse. We found positive correlations between the Sprawl Index and both the share of residents that are foreign born (.32) and the share that identify as gay or lesbian (.27). This also likely affects voting patterns, as more diverse metros also lean more liberal...

    ...On the whole, we found more compact metros were more affluent and productive, with a positive correlation between the Sprawl Index and economic output per capita (.24). We also found more compact metros to have more highly-educated residents, with a positive correlation of .33 between the share of adults who are college grads and the smart growth Index...

    ...we found a positive association (.21) between compactness and the happiness and well-being of residents. This reinforces the findings of the Smart Growth America report, which found that residents of compact metros tended to live longer, perform better on a number of health and obesity metrics, and have a better chance at true economic mobility. In contrast, those living in sprawling metros tended to spend more on transportation and housing, exercise less, and experience far less social capital in their communities...
    It is these same right wing conservatives that lecture the rest of society that we all "have to earn it" yet they are not really earning it as evidenced by their lower productivity levels, obesity, too dependent on automobiles, etc. I do question the less affluent part of this study because most outer ring suburbs tend to be very affluent. How else could they afford their cookie cutter McMansion, exotic cars, going out to eat constantly, giving their kids every luxury on a silver platter, etc.icon_question.gif


    It's interesting that in earlier times, "red" was used as a synonym for communist. Using it as a synonym for "Republican" is fairly recent and somewhat puzzling.


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  • metta

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    Jul 14, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI'd like to less urban sprawl in my area. Traffic has gotten so congested with people commuting all over kingdom come that according to a report on NPR yesterday, 2,000 people die each year as a result of non industrial air pollution, i.e. pollution caused by automobiles.


    Push for mass transit, and clean energy powered self driving cars. icon_smile.gif
  • Muscles25

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    Jul 14, 2015 9:58 PM GMT
    Highest crime areas in the country vote Democrat.

    Least educated, poorest, dumbest people vote Democrat.

    You can take any set of statistics and use them to serve your own purposes.
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    Jul 14, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    Liberals, a picture is worth a thousand words:

    Baltimore Riots:
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    Chicago Gang Violence:
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    And from your own liberal rag:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/police-battle-spike-in-city-violence-after-years-of-decline_55a199c9e4b0a47ac15cb442

    Let's not leave out NYC thanks to comrade Deblasio:
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    Jul 14, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
    Addictive Technology driven by liberal Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Twitter:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/is-too-much-technology-hurting-kids--developmental-growth--484307523822