kurama20 wrote:One thing to keep in mind is that the type of people who post on TLS prefer to live in cities with as few blacks and Hispanics as possible---the only exception being NYC (and only because you can easily separate yourself from these two groups there) so that is going to be heavily reflected in the voting. It's also the reason cities like Atlanta, Houston, and Miami aren't even in the poll.
It could just be that people don't like to live where the rate of violent crime is high.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Sta ... crime_rate
Cases per 100,000 people
New York 614
San Francisco 872