Most Conservative States 2019

The two most prominent political groups in the United States include conservative, right-wing people and liberal, left-wing individuals. Right-wing politics includes people who do not believe in the fundamental principles of socialism, nor do they find much to celebrate about social democracies.

In the other direction, literally, left-wing politics is comprised of people who are in total support of equality across the board, and this especially comes into play when discussing hierarchies and social ladders. People who align with left-wing politics are very much in support of egalitarianism as well. Egalitarianism is essentially the principle of left-wing politics, in fact. It refers to the thought that everyone is equal and all people deserve the same level of respect, treatment, and everything in between.

The focus of this discussion is right-wing political affiliates, for the right-wing politics are referred to as having a conservative political mindset. Other words used to describe people and states that identify as conservative are far right and center right. Radical center and center right can be used to denote right-wing political believers, but they often veer as far right as possible. The main point is that conservatives will never call themselves far left, nor will they align themselves with the left wing part of politics.

Right-wing, or conservative, political parties support the idea that inequality is part of nature. Instead of fighting and striving for equal rights among everyone who lives in the nation, far right political leaders strongly emphasize their belief that people cannot all be equal players. In many states where conservative beliefs are held by the majority of the people, you will see higher bouts of racism, misogyny, and financial discrepancies among residents. Prejudice is viewed as a fact of life, and conservative lawmakers do not often care about inequality among people in the country.

Rather than working to create an equal experience for all American citizens, conservative rulers suggest that poorer people work harder to make more money, for example. They view monetary discrepancies as being a reflection of people’s work ethic, self-discipline, and desire to thrive. To give you an idea of where in the United States you can find the most conservative thinking, take a look at this list of the most conservative US states, starting with the most conservative state and ending with the most liberal state…

Since most conservative states are recognizable based on the political figure that the majority of the population voted for, let’s take a look at how many people voted for the republican candidate in the most recent presidential election. In 2016, Donald Trump was the republican nominee for the presidency. Here are the percentages of the population that voted for Trump in 2016…

  • Wyoming 68%
  • Alabama 62%
  • Tennessee 61%
  • North Dakota 63%
  • Mississippi 58%
  • Oklahoma 65%
  • Idaho 59%
  • South Dakota 62%
  • South Carolina 55%
  • Missouri 57%
  • Texas 52%
  • Nebraska 59%
  • Kentucky 63%
  • Ohio 52%
  • Indiana 57%
  • Montana 56%
  • Georgia 51%
  • West Virginia 68%
  • Kansas 57%
  • Utah 46%
  • Michigan 47%
  • Wisconsin 47%
  • Louisiana 58%
  • Pennsylvania 48%
  • Iowa 51%
  • Florida 49%
  • Arizona 49%
  • Virginia 44%
  • Arkansas 61%
  • Nevada 46%
  • North Carolina 50%
  • Minnesota 45%
  • Alaska 51%
  • New Hampshire 46%
  • Illinois 39%
  • Colorado 43%
  • Maine 45%
  • Vermont 30%
  • New Mexico 40%
  • Delaware 42%
  • Washington 37%
  • Oregon 39%
  • New Jersey 41%
  • Connecticut 41%
  • Maryland 34%
  • New York 37%
  • Rhode Island 39%
  • California 32%
  • Massachusetts 33%
  • Hawaii 30%

The Ten Most Conservative States in the US

Seven states that are known for the way they lean towards conservative thinking and beliefs include…

  • Wyoming
  • Alabama
  • Tennessee
  • North Dakota
  • Mississippi
  • Oklahoma
  • Idaho
  • South Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Missouri

These states have high percentages of republicans as part of their populations, as you would expect from a conservative state. Here is a breakdown of the population of each state, the percentage of which are republican as well as the percentage of whom voted for Trump in the most recent election.

Wyoming

Population: 563,626 people Registered republicans: 67% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 68%

Alabama

Population: 4,802,740 people Registered republicans: 68% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 62%

Tennessee

Population: 530,852 people Registered republicans: 68% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 61%

North Dakota

Population: 699,628 people Registered republicans: 60% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 63%

Mississippi

Population: 2,967,297 people Registered republicans: 64% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 58%

Oklahoma

Population: 3,751,351 people Registered republicans: 47% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 65%

Idaho

Population: 1,567,582 people Registered republicans: 52% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 59%

South Dakota

Population: 833,354 people Registered republicans: 62% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 47%

South Carolina

Population: 4,625,364 people Registered republicans: 60% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 55%

Missouri

Population: 5,988,927 people Registered republicans: 52% Percentage of people who voted republican in 2016: 57%

Most Conservative Cities in the United States of America

While there are very conservative states in the US, there are many very conservative cities, too. Some of these cities fall within the borders of already conservative states, while other cities are outliers in their home states. Either way, here are some of the most conservative cities across the nation, starting with the most conservative city of them all…

On the other side of the spectrum lies some of the most liberal cities in America. The top ten most liberal urban areas in the United States, starting with the most liberal city in America, include…

Rank State 2019 Pop. 2019 Growth 2018 Pop. 2010 Census Growth Since 2010 % of US
1California39,747,2670.48%39,557,04537,320,9036.50%11.96%
2Texas29,087,0701.34%28,701,84525,242,67915.23%8.75%
3Florida21,646,1551.63%21,299,32518,845,78514.86%6.51%
4New York19,491,339-0.26%19,542,20919,400,0800.47%5.86%
5Pennsylvania12,813,9690.05%12,807,06012,711,1580.81%3.86%
6Illinois12,700,381-0.32%12,741,08012,840,762-1.09%3.82%
7Ohio11,718,5680.25%11,689,44211,539,3271.55%3.53%
8Georgia10,627,7671.03%10,519,4759,711,8109.43%3.20%
9North Carolina10,497,7411.10%10,383,6209,574,2939.65%3.16%
10Michigan10,020,4720.25%9,995,9159,877,5351.45%3.01%
11New Jersey8,922,5470.16%8,908,5208,799,6241.40%2.68%
12Virginia8,571,9460.64%8,517,6858,023,6806.83%2.58%
13Washington7,666,3431.74%7,535,5916,742,90213.70%2.31%
14Arizona7,275,0701.44%7,171,6466,407,77413.54%2.19%
15Massachusetts6,939,3730.54%6,902,1496,566,4315.68%2.09%
16Tennessee6,833,7930.94%6,770,0106,355,3017.53%2.06%
17Indiana6,718,6160.40%6,691,8786,490,4363.52%2.02%
18Missouri6,147,8610.35%6,126,4525,995,9762.53%1.85%
19Maryland6,062,9170.33%6,042,7185,788,6424.74%1.82%
20Wisconsin5,832,6610.33%5,813,5685,690,4792.50%1.75%
21Colorado5,770,5451.32%5,695,5645,048,28114.31%1.74%
22Minnesota5,655,9250.80%5,611,1795,310,8436.50%1.70%
23South Carolina5,147,1111.24%5,084,1274,635,65611.03%1.55%
24Alabama4,898,2460.21%4,887,8714,785,4482.36%1.47%
25Louisiana4,652,581-0.16%4,659,9784,544,5322.38%1.40%
26Kentucky4,484,0470.35%4,468,4024,348,2003.12%1.35%
27Oregon4,245,9011.32%4,190,7133,837,53210.64%1.28%
28Oklahoma3,948,9500.15%3,943,0793,759,6325.04%1.19%
29Connecticut3,567,871-0.13%3,572,6653,579,125-0.31%1.07%
30Utah3,221,6101.91%3,161,1052,775,33416.08%0.97%
31Iowa3,167,9970.38%3,156,1453,050,7673.84%0.95%
32Puerto Rico3,113,659-2.55%3,195,1533,721,525-16.33%0.94%
33Nevada3,087,0251.73%3,034,3922,702,46414.23%0.93%
34Arkansas3,026,4120.42%3,013,8252,921,9783.57%0.91%
35Mississippi2,987,8950.05%2,986,5302,970,5360.58%0.90%
36Kansas2,910,931-0.02%2,911,5052,858,2131.84%0.88%
37New Mexico2,096,0340.03%2,095,4282,064,5881.52%0.63%
38Nebraska1,940,9190.60%1,929,2681,829,5366.09%0.58%
39West Virginia1,791,951-0.77%1,805,8321,854,214-3.36%0.54%
40Idaho1,790,1822.05%1,754,2081,570,77313.97%0.54%
41Hawaii1,416,589-0.27%1,420,4911,363,9633.86%0.43%
42New Hampshire1,363,8520.55%1,356,4581,316,7773.58%0.41%
43Maine1,342,0970.28%1,338,4041,327,6321.09%0.40%
44Montana1,074,5321.15%1,062,305990,7228.46%0.32%
45Rhode Island1,056,738-0.05%1,057,3151,053,9380.27%0.32%
46Delaware975,0330.81%967,171899,5958.39%0.29%
47South Dakota892,6311.18%882,235816,1659.37%0.27%
48North Dakota760,9000.11%760,077674,71012.77%0.23%
49Alaska735,720-0.23%737,438713,9063.06%0.22%
50District of Columbia711,5711.30%702,455605,08517.60%0.21%
51Vermont627,1800.14%626,299625,8800.21%0.19%
52Wyoming572,381-0.93%577,737564,4831.40%0.17%