California's most conservative and liberal cities: Where's yours?

08/17/2014 10:51 PM

10/15/2014 1:38 PM

Californians tend to live in cities where most of their neighbors share their political views.

Berkeley is the state's most liberal large city, with Democrats outnumbering Republicans by more than 10 to one, according to the latest voter registration figures from the California secretary of state. Newport Beach is the most conservative large city. Torrance and Chino are the most balanced cities, with an almost even number of conservative and liberal voters.

This chart shows the political balance in California's 150 largest cities, ranked from most liberal to most conservative.

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Source: California secretary of state
Notes: "Conservative" totals include members of the Republican, American Independent and Libertarian parties. "Liberal" totals include members of the Democratic, Green and Peace and Freedom parties.

Shown are the 150 cities with the most registered voters in California. Locally, this includes Davis, Folsom, Rocklin, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Roseville.

Please check out the nationwide chart from the Economist that inspired this one. Hat tip to Howard Weaver for pointing out Economist chart.


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