I’ve always had a strong interest in government and society in general. How policy decisions affect the well-being of individuals, and in turn how those individuals feed that back into their preferences for government.
After the 2020 election, I was very curious to see how conservatives and liberals have drifted — to learn more about these two sides of America and the worlds each inhabit (in reality, it isn’t two sides, it’s a spectrum).
Overall, on the metrics of educational attainment, income, GDP, poverty, and obesity, along with suicide and murder rates all improve as a state becomes more liberal.
You can see the graphs here:
How Red and Blue States Differ on Key Metrics