Conservative politics aim for a smaller, deregulated government and desire to preserve the political philosophy and regulations articulated in the Constitution. The United States Republican Party is the country’s major conservative party.
Conservative politics also aim to preserve traditional morality, as articulated in the Bible, and have a strong aversion to rapid change. This is in strong contrast to liberal politics, which focus heavily on social justice and equality and regulating economic activity.
Research from “Representation in Municipal Government” shows that big cities tend to be more liberal, including those in conservative, or red, states. Conservative cities tend to spend less than half per capita than liberal cities and collect fewer taxes.
10 Most Conservative U.S. Cities
According to Home Snacks, the ten most conservative cities in the United States are:
- Lafayette, LA
- Tyler, TX
- The Woodlands, TX
- Knoxville, TN
- Frisco, TX
- Carrollton, TX
- Murfreesboro, TN
- Chattanooga, TN
- Scottsdale, AZ
- Plano, TX
Although five of the ten most conservative cities are located in Texas, Texas is not among the top ten most conservative states. This is because Austin, Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are all liberal cities and major population centers in the state.
Lafayette is the most conservative city in the United States. Lafayette is about 64.6%, Republican.