CHART OF THE DAY….From Andrew Gellman, here’s a scatterplot of the social and economic attitudes of adults in the 48 continental U.S. states. (For some reason, Alaska and Hawaii are missing.) There’s nothing super surprising here, but it seemed like interesting data to share. Note, for example, that there are several “conservative” states that are relatively liberal on the economic scale (West Virginia and Kentucky), but there are no “liberal” states that are socially conservative. Make of that what you will.
A second graph in the same post breaks down attitudes in each state between Democrats and Republicans and shows that there’s far more overlap in social attitudes than in economic attitudes. Discuss.