Now that we’re in full election swing to decide not only our next President, but many other local statewide initiatives, it’s important to put into context the types of decisions that will be made this year. Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.
So, we wanted to know – how does the electorate stack up in Rhode Island? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Ocean State.
After analyzing every single city in Rhode Island with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Central Falls (Photos)
- Woonsocket (Photos)
- East Providence (Photos)
- Pawtucket (Photos)
- Cranston (Photos)
- Providence (Photos)
- Newport (Photos)
- Warwick (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Warwick is the most conservative city of all in Rhode Island.
And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most liberal cities in Rhode Island.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Rhode Island
We started by making a list of every place in Rhode Island over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 8 places in Rhode Island.
We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most leftward in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted liberal in the 2012 elecetion?
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 8, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Rhode Island.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. Central Falls
Population: 19,378Percent Liberal: 66.53%
Population: 41,213Percent Liberal: 66.53%
3. East Providence
Population: 47,266Percent Liberal: 66.53%
Population: 71,395Percent Liberal: 66.53%
Population: 80,761Percent Liberal: 66.53%
Population: 178,680Percent Liberal: 66.53%
Population: 24,459Percent Liberal: 59.47%
Population: 81,855Percent Liberal: 57.73%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Rhode Island that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Central Falls ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Rhode Island:
For more Rhode Island reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Rhode Island – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Rhode Island
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Rhode Island – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Rhode Island