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United States of Hate Groups Infographic

The Atlantic Senior Editor Richard Florida breaks down The Geography of Hate across America in relation to education, religion, and voting for Barack Obama and John McCain in the previous election. The results, while not shocking, take on new significance by exploring how states like Mississippi, Arkansas, and Montana arrived at the hateful places they are today.

I enjoyed Florida’s piece so much, I’m making it the daily gay infographic.

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Statewide tolerance for hate was positively associated with votes for John McCain.
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The reverse was true for Obama-voting states. The less hate meant the more votes for Barack Obama.
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Ironically, the higher the percentage of people reporting that religion plays an important part in their lives, the higher the concentration of hate groups. Anyone who has been forced to endure “good Christians” discriminatory views of just about anything can confirm this. WWJD, indeed.
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Finally, the better educated a state’s population is, the less hate there exists.

Florida also provides several other charts offering other lenses to view this data through. The entire article is absolutely worth a read.

  • Well, if I ever move from CA, I know where I’m going. 

  •  Not technically an infographic, but informative nonetheless. 🙂

  •  it’s kinda scary how SC sits at almost the same point on each graph….

  • Anonymous

    Where is Hawaii and Alaska? I know it is a minor detail, but you should use the word “geography” in the article title and then skip two states.  The original article didn’t explain it either.

  • Go Maine! 🙂