Most Conservative States 2019

What states are conservative in the United States? What are conservative politics?

The Republican Party is the major conservative party in the United States. Conservative politics aims for a smaller, deregulated government and desires to preserve the political philosophy and regulations articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There is an aversion to rapid change and a strong belief that traditional morality, such as that articulated in the Bible, needs to be preserved. Additionally, conservatives also emphasize the importance of free-market capitalism and free trade.

Conservative politics generally opposes liberal politics, which generally places a greater value on social justice, ensuring access to healthcare, regulating economic activity, and social equality. A few of the most liberal states in the US are Hawaii, Massachusetts, and California. The Democratic Party is considered to be the liberal political party of the United States. US citizens typically identify as either Democratic or Republican, or liberal or conservative.

Conservative states are those states with a predominantly conservative population that consistently elect conservative-leaning legislation. Conservative states often have low taxes, limited gun laws, high religious participation, and limited business regulations. Wyoming is the most conservative state in the US. 67% of residents in Wyoming identify as Republican or Republican-leaning. Wyoming has low taxes across the board, including no state income tax. The state has elected a Republican Party candidate for every presidential election since the 1950s, except for the 1964 election.

The following is a list of the most conservative states in the United States and the percentage of residents that voted for President Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

  1. Wyoming (68%)
  2. Alabama (62%)
  3. Tennessee (61%)
  4. North Dakota (63%)
  5. Mississippi (58%)
  6. Oklahoma (65%)
  7. Idaho (59%)
  8. South Dakota (62%)
  9. South Carolina (55%)
  10. Missouri (57%)

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. Here are the ten most conservative cities in the United States:

  1. Mesa, Arizona
  2. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  3. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  4. Colorado Springs, Colorado
  5. Jacksonville, Florida
  6. Arlington, Texas
  7. Anaheim, California
  8. Omaha, Nebraska
  9. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  10. Aurora, Colorado

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 are:

  1. San Francisco, California
  2. Washington, District of Columbia
  3. Seattle, Washington
  4. Oakland, California
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. Minneapolis, Minnesota
  7. Detroit, Michigan
  8. New York, New York
  9. Buffalo, New York
  10. Baltimore, Maryland
State Conservative Moderate Liberal Conservative Advantage (% points) 2019 Pop.
Massachusetts21.00%38.00%35.00%-146,939,373
Hawaii22.00%45.00%28.00%-61,416,589
Vermont28.00%36.00%32.00%-4627,180
New York27.00%35.00%30.00%-319,491,339
Washington28.00%37.00%31.00%-37,666,343
New Hampshire28.00%36.00%30.00%-21,363,852
California29.00%36.00%29.00%039,747,267
Maryland29.00%39.00%28.00%16,062,917
Maine35.00%29.00%33.00%21,342,097
New Jersey29.00%37.00%27.00%28,922,547
Connecticut30.00%38.00%27.00%33,567,871
Illinois31.00%36.00%27.00%412,700,381
Oregon32.00%35.00%28.00%44,245,901
Rhode Island29.00%40.00%25.00%41,056,738
Delaware29.00%43.00%24.00%5975,033
Colorado33.00%37.00%26.00%75,770,545
Minnesota32.00%37.00%25.00%75,655,925
Virginia33.00%37.00%24.00%98,571,946
Michigan33.00%38.00%23.00%1010,020,472
Nevada33.00%38.00%23.00%103,087,025
Pennsylvania34.00%36.00%24.00%1012,813,969
Wisconsin35.00%37.00%24.00%115,832,661
Florida36.00%36.00%22.00%1421,646,155
Iowa35.00%39.00%21.00%143,167,997
Nebraska36.00%38.00%22.00%141,940,919
Ohio37.00%35.00%22.00%1511,718,568
Arizona37.00%36.00%21.00%167,275,070
New Mexico38.00%37.00%20.00%182,096,034
North Carolina39.00%33.00%21.00%1810,497,741
Texas38.00%36.00%20.00%1829,087,070
Kentucky39.00%35.00%20.00%194,484,047
Georgia39.00%35.00%19.00%2010,627,767
Kansas39.00%38.00%18.00%212,910,931
Missouri41.00%34.00%20.00%216,147,861
Montana39.00%38.00%18.00%211,074,532
North Dakota39.00%41.00%18.00%21760,900
Indiana39.00%38.00%17.00%226,718,616
Alaska40.00%38.00%17.00%23735,720
Idaho40.00%37.00%17.00%231,790,182
Oklahoma43.00%35.00%18.00%253,948,950
South Carolina41.00%37.00%16.00%255,147,111
Arkansas41.00%38.00%15.00%263,026,412
Tennessee43.00%34.00%17.00%266,833,793
Utah41.00%40.00%15.00%263,221,610
Louisiana43.00%35.00%15.00%284,652,581
West Virginia45.00%31.00%17.00%281,791,951
Wyoming46.00%31.00%18.00%28572,381
South Dakota44.00%37.00%13.00%31892,631
Alabama46.00%34.00%14.00%324,898,246
Mississippi50.00%29.00%12.00%382,987,895