Choosing where to live hinges, for many, on one of a select few questions: How much is the average rent? Are the schools good? Can I commute to work easily?
But what about: does the average person's politics match my own?
To answer that last question, Clarity Campaigns has unveiled a tool, drawing on TargetSmart data, to help each user find the most politically suitable town in their state.
Simply answer rate your level of agreement with seven common statements -- "I attend religious services regularly"; "Abortion should be legal and accessible to all women" -- to get your placement.
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Each geographic choice comes with a probability breakdown, showing the percent chance that your neighbors hold your same views.
The assessment is obviously broad: for example, answering in such a way to reflect common conservative ideas (religious, pro-life, anti-gun regulation), tells you to live in Epworth, Ga. The opposite choices send you to Atlanta.
Gaming the selector can be its own reward: an ideologically incoherent combination of choices (non-urban, pro-choice, non-religious, focused on climate change, etc.) sends you to Savannah, Ga.