October 24, 2017

Political Typology Detailed Tables


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Read more in the full report: Beyond Red and Blue: 2017 Political Typology

Demographics
Views of the nation and institutions
Political attitudes
Trump and other political figures
Issues and values


Demographics

Solid Liberals Opportunity Democrats Disaffected Democrats Devout and Diverse New Era Enterprisers Market Skeptic Republicans Country First Conservatives Core Conservatives Bystanders
% % % % % % % % %
SEX
Men 41 50 40 45 52 51 54 67 49
Women 59 50 60 55 48 49 46 33 51
AGE
18-49 62 56 61 38 55 55 25 38 69
50+ 38 44 37 60 44 44 71 60 30
DETAILED AGE
18-29 25 24 22 14 26 18 5 11 32
30-49 36 31 39 25 29 36 20 27 37
50-64 22 28 24 37 21 25 37 36 25
65+ 16 15 14 23 23 20 34 25 5
RACE
White, non-Hispanic 73 57 41 44 66 77 83 85 37
Black, non-Hispanic 8 14 29 30 4 5 1 1 9
Hispanic 9 20 19 16 20 9 4 5 43
FOREIGN BORN
Foreign born 8 17 15 14 14 7 6 6 42
EDUCATION
Postgrad 29 14 9 6 8 7 4 11 4
College grad 28 20 14 10 18 13 12 23 5
Some college 26 30 37 28 34 38 34 36 19
HS or less 17 36 40 57 40 42 50 31 73
INCOME
$75,000+ 48 38 19 16 33 30 27 49 12
$30,000-$74,999 31 30 31 21 27 32 31 29 28
< $30,000 17 27 42 50 30 31 30 12 49
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE
White evangelical Protestant 4 9 8 14 17 25 43 34 6
White mainline Protestant 12 13 8 8 16 18 17 18 6
Black Protestant 4 10 21 23 2 3 1 * 4
Other Protestant 4 7 9 10 11 8 9 7 17
White Catholic 11 11 7 9 13 13 13 15 5
Hispanic Catholic 3 10 9 8 9 4 2 3 21
Unaffiliated 48 26 28 19 17 20 8 13 30
ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Weekly or more 15 29 31 41 41 34 50 45 29
Less than weekly 85 71 68 57 56 66 47 54 71
REGION
Northeast 23 20 15 14 19 18 15 15 14
Midwest 21 22 22 22 20 24 22 22 17
South 28 36 41 44 37 39 45 42 37
West 28 23 22 19 25 19 18 21 31
OWN OR RENT YOUR HOUSE
Own 61 64 41 52 59 69 72 86 22
Rent 36 30 52 40 33 28 21 12 56
DO EACH WEEKLY OR MORE
Use public transit 19 13 16 12 13 6 3 3 16
Eat at restaurant 54 52 46 41 51 50 49 61 49
Talk to neighbors 62 68 67 68 68 69 71 73 55
PASSPORT
Have a passport 67 58 44 41 52 43 36 54 35
CURRENTLY SMOKE CIGARETTES
Every day 8 10 17 24 8 21 14 12 18
Some days 4 7 9 7 2 4 2 4 6
Not at all (currently) 30 24 19 15 32 32 40 26 27
Have never smoked 58 58 55 55 57 42 44 58 49
ADDICTION
Have a family member or close friend who is or has been addicted to drugs 46 45 51 39 35 57 45 46 49
WATCHING TELEVISION
A digital antenna 3 8 14 16 10 5 10 8 10
A cable or satellite subscription 53 57 56 66 54 60 78 62 52
A streaming service on the internet 42 31 27 16 31 27 9 24 32
CELL PHONE
Could live without 17 20 34 45 36 35 43 34 26
Would miss, but could do without 43 45 32 18 32 38 32 44 48
Can’t imagine living without 39 33 33 36 28 25 21 20 26
RESIDENCE
Lived in or near local community for entire life 31 42 55 48 44 49 42 39 49
VET
Veteran in household 35 39 42 56 49 58 63 58 45
UNION HOUSEHOLD
Union member in household 15 6 11 10 12 15 17 10 7
ENROLLED IN SCHOOL
Full-time or part-time student 16 18 14 15 11 10 1 9 14
EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Full-time 57 52 47 30 55 56 36 56 42
Part-time 16 18 19 14 9 14 13 12 24
Not employed 27 30 34 55 35 30 51 32 34
RETIRED
Currently retired 18 17 23 36 25 23 50 31 13
SAVINGS
Could live off savings for at least three months 58 58 36 33 61 46 50 72 40
CREDIT CARD
Have a major credit card 79 74 51 44 69 70 62 82 48
INVEST
Have money invested in the stock market 71 61 41 35 53 57 52 76 25
DO YOU LIKE … CB4a-g
Going to museums 97 92 93 81 91 90 71 86 86
Going hunting or sport shooting 19 34 40 40 53 53 56 66 41
Exercising 86 92 88 86 88 82 75 89 91
Reading books 98 92 95 82 95 84 76 89 86
Playing computer or video games 55 56 56 55 56 54 42 42 66
Going to casinos 26 45 47 52 40 37 35 32 31
Volunteering 95 91 95 84 85 87 77 88 87

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Views of the nation and institutions

Solid Liberals Opportunity Democrats Disaffected Democrats Devout and Diverse New Era Enterprisers Market Skeptic Republicans Country First Conservatives Core Conservatives Bystanders
% % % % % % % % %
SATISFACTION W/ STATE OF NATION QB2
Satisfied 3 21 8 24 47 37 43 58 33
Dissatisfied 96 76 89 68 45 55 46 38 58
SATISFACTION W/ LOCAL COMMUNITY CB1
Satisfied 75 79 73 70 83 71 75 78 66
Dissatisfied 24 20 27 29 15 29 23 22 31
LIFE IN AMERICA FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU QB3
Better than it was fifty years ago 45 43 23 23 51 32 27 53 30
Worse than it was fifty years ago 32 33 50 52 28 50 54 33 44
About the same as it was fifty years ago 19 20 20 23 15 15 12 12 22
FUTURE OF NEXT GEN OF AMERICANS QB4
Will be better than life today 28 27 19 31 40 23 23 32 32
Will be worse than life today 51 43 66 40 32 55 55 45 43
Will be about the same as life today 17 26 13 25 25 19 13 18 22
VIEWS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM CB9
Your family has achieved the American Dream 42 36 23 27 40 36 35 53 23
You’re on your way to achieving it 42 51 51 49 45 48 45 37 50
It is out of reach for your family 15 12 24 21 13 14 18 8 27
U.S. SUCCESS QA26
U.S. has been successful more because of its ability to change 77 70 56 49 48 43 32 18 64
U.S. has been successful more because of reliance on long-standing principles 21 29 38 46 45 49 55 78 32
U.S. POSITION IN WORLD QA62
The U.S. stands above all other countries in the world. 7 15 19 42 35 32 52 57 20
The U.S. is one of the greatest countries in the world, along with some others 64 70 56 47 58 53 43 40 63
There are other countries that are better than the U.S. 29 13 23 10 6 13 4 2 14
VIEWS OF LABOR UNIONS QA14a
Positive effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 74 51 56 45 46 38 26 16 54
Negative effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 9 26 25 30 32 41 49 65 25
VIEWS OF CHURCHES AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS QA14b
Positive effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 39 56 49 59 74 64 63 74 63
Negative effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 48 31 35 23 16 21 17 10 23
VIEWS OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES QA14c
Positive effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 84 71 63 62 50 42 32 16 65
Negative effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 10 20 27 26 42 49 60 80 24
VIEWS OF BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS QA14d
Positive effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 19 42 28 48 53 34 47 45 46
Negative effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 69 41 57 38 30 52 38 31 37
VIEWS OF THE NATIONAL NEWS MEDIA QA14e
Positive effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 57 43 30 38 22 9 10 1 24
Negative effect on the way things are going in U.S. today 34 46 61 53 69 84 83 95 56
VIEWS OF EXPERTS QB52
Experts are not any better at making good decisions than other people 15 26 44 46 31 45 40 30 33
Usually better at making good decisions than other people 83 72 54 50 67 52 53 66 65

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Political attitudes

Solid Liberals Opportunity Democrats Disaffected Democrats Devout and Diverse New Era Enterprisers Market Skeptic Republicans Country First Conservatives Core Conservatives Bystanders
% % % % % % % % %
REGISTERED VOTER
Registered voter 91 81 79 76 80 82 85 93 0
Not a registered voter 9 19 21 24 20 18 15 7 100
PARTY W/ LEANERS
Rep/Lean Rep * 15 2 26 66 75 95 97 26
Dem/Lean Dem 99 80 85 59 21 11 * 0 40
PARTY
Republican * 9 1 14 44 43 63 62 9
Democrat 64 45 53 47 15 7 0 17
Independent 34 42 41 34 34 45 29 35 54
   Lean Republican 0 6 1 13 22 32 32 35 17
   Lean Democratic 35 34 32 12 7 5 0 0 22
CONTROL OF CONGRESS QB32
It matters a great deal/fair amount which party wins control of Congress next year 97 82 77 65 69 71 81 93 37
It matters not too much/not at all which party wins control of Congress next year 3 17 23 33 30 27 14 7 61
FOLLOW GOVT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS Q40
Most of the time 82 63 59 43 52 56 60 80 0
VIEWS OF VOTING Q51rr
Voting gives people like me some say about how govt runs things 75 66 43 56 69 59 66 79 46
Voting by people like me doesn’t affect how govt runs things 24 33 54 39 29 40 28 20 48
POLITICAL PARTICIPATION QB53a-c, QB54
Worked/volunteered for campaign 19 7 8 9 7 5 10 7 1
Contacted elected official 59 31 26 14 23 20 32 38 3
Contributed money to political candidate 49 23 15 11 21 9 22 32 1
Attended political rally, event or protest since Nov election 39 14 19 7 5 8 5 11 3
ATTENTION TO POLITICS SINCE ELECTION QB27
Pay more attention to politics since Trump’s election 67 58 57 46 47 51 51 44 34
Pay less attention since Trump’s election 5 15 19 20 12 14 9 7 23
Pay about the same amount of attention since Trump’s election 28 25 24 33 40 34 36 49 39
REPUBLICAN PARTY FAVORABILITY QA15a
Favorable view of Republican Party 3 26 14 33 67 62 77 78 28
Unfavorable view of Republican Party 97 73 80 58 26 33 18 18 48
DEMOCRATIC PARTY FAVORABILITY QA15b
Favorable view of Democratic Party 81 69 65 61 26 18 5 3 41
Unfavorable view of Democratic Party 18 27 28 31 66 76 88 95 39
REPUBLICAN PARTY REPRESENTS VALUES QB18a
Republican Party represents your values well 2 19 11 36 68 61 75 90 33
Republican Party does not represent your values well 98 79 86 61 26 36 19 9 53
DEMOCRATIC PARTY REPRESENTS VALUES QB18b
Democratic Party represents your values well 90 72 70 49 34 25 11 5 46
Democratic Party does not represent your values well 10 25 27 43 62 72 81 94 41
PARTY TRAITS QA36a-QA37d
Republican Party is too extreme 91 69 79 66 28 39 20 15 50
Republican Party has high ethical standards 10 31 25 45 67 47 67 62 39
Republican Party is too willing to cut govt programs even when they work 98 85 87 74 46 49 36 12 67
Republican Party cares about the middle class 11 29 12 30 70 51 76 83 36
Democratic Party is too extreme 11 26 22 31 57 68 78 90 40
Democratic Party has high ethical standards 67 63 55 62 38 23 19 10 47
Democratic Party too often sees govt as the only way to solve problems 39 50 49 48 66 75 74 97 57
Democratic Party cares about the middle class 85 84 73 69 54 29 19 18 56
WINNING AND LOSING QA30
My side has been winning more often than losing on the issues that matter 11 23 11 25 48 29 31 42 25
My side has been losing more often than winning on the issues that matter 86 67 83 66 38 54 48 44 57
COMPROMISE Q51mm
Like elected officials who make compromises 87 72 60 51 51 53 31 41 40
Like officials who stick to their positions 10 26 38 43 46 46 59 55 54
PARTY AFFILIATION OF FRIENDS CB11a-CB11c
A lot/Some are Democrats 94 80 73 64 54 49 24 42 46
A lot/Some are Republicans 29 51 35 38 67 67 68 88 31
A lot/Some are independents 43 40 43 39 41 39 29 41 44

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Trump and other political figures

Solid Liberals Opportunity Democrats Disaffected Democrats Devout and Diverse New Era Enterprisers Market Skeptic Republicans Country First Conservatives Core Conservatives Bystanders
% % % % % % % % %
TRUMP JOB APPROVAL QA1
Approve * 10 5 29 63 66 84 93 27
Disapprove 99 86 91 60 27 23 9 5 53
AGREE WITH DONALD TRUMP CB36
All/Many issues 2 7 8 25 47 56 81 86 22
Few/No issues 98 93 91 74 53 40 15 14 78
DONALD TRUMP CONDUCT CB37
Like the way he conducts himself * 2 4 10 23 24 51 41 11
Have mixed feelings about the way he conducts himself 1 12 6 34 38 49 39 51 17
Don’t like the way he conducts himself 98 86 89 52 39 26 9 8 69
TRUMP AND GOP QB46
Trump has changed the Republican Party for the better 2 10 4 12 32 31 43 49 15
Trump has changed the Republican Party for the worse 73 54 60 41 20 16 6 4 42
Hasn’t changed Republican Party much either way 24 34 35 44 42 50 40 44 37
DONALD TRUMP FAVORABILITY QB42a
Favorable 1 15 8 34 62 64 93 90 25
Unfavorable 99 84 90 63 33 33 4 6 67
MIKE PENCE FAVORABILITY QB42b
Favorable 3 20 20 38 61 68 78 88 27
Unfavorable 94 67 69 40 23 21 10 6 37
BARACK OBAMA FAVORABILITY QB42c
Favorable 98 92 92 72 51 34 11 8 74
Unfavorable 2 6 8 25 45 64 86 91 22
HILLARY CLINTON FAVORABILITY QB42d
Favorable 78 64 65 55 22 12 5 2 51
Unfavorable 20 35 33 42 73 84 92 98 42
IF FRIEND VOTED FOR DONALD TRUMP QB55a
Would put a strain on friendship 55 22 32 14 2 5 1 * 9
Would make friendship stronger * 1 1 2 6 8 19 19 5
Would not have any effect 45 75 67 83 90 86 77 81 84
IF FRIEND VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON QB55b
Would put a strain on friendship 1 4 4 5 6 10 21 17 5
Would make friendship stronger 18 10 6 6 3 2 1 1 4
Would not have any effect 81 86 90 89 88 87 75 82 89
TALKING POLITICS QB28
It is interesting & informative to talk politics with people who have a different opinion of Trump 22 34 26 43 46 36 37 40 39
It is stressful & frustrating to talk politics with people who have a different opinion of Trump 77 62 69 50 44 57 56 53 48

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Issues and values

Solid Liberals Opportunity Democrats Disaffected Democrats Devout and Diverse New Era Enterprisers Market Skeptic Republicans Country First Conservatives Core Conservatives Bystanders
% % % % % % % % %
SIZE OF GOVERNMENT QB30
Prefer smaller government, fewer services 14 35 33 30 59 65 72 93 29
Prefer bigger government, more services 80 56 59 62 37 29 15 4 60
GOVERNMENT WASTEFUL Q25a
Government is almost always wasteful and inefficient 30 41 63 49 49 69 71 89 54
Government often does a better job than people give it credit for 66 57 32 47 47 29 21 8 39
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS Q25b
Government regulation of business is necessary to protect public interest 96 76 39 38 57 41 15 4 49
Government regulation of business does more harm than good 4 21 54 55 37 53 73 89 42
U.S. ROLE IN WORLD Q50ee
Best for the country’s future to be active in world affairs 87 76 30 22 45 22 19 50 31
U.S. should pay less attention to problems overseas and concenrate on problems at home 10 20 63 69 48 72 66 44 63
U.S. INTERESTS Q50cc
U.S. should take into account interests of its allies, even if it means making compromises 97 94 61 26 56 49 9 30 55
U.S. should follow its own national interests, even when allies disagree 2 5 35 64 37 47 76 64 38
BEST WAY TO ENSURE PEACE Q25i
Best way to ensure peace is through military strength 4 15 14 32 41 42 54 71 15
Good diplomacy is best way to ensure peace 95 80 82 66 49 42 25 13 72
U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN GLOBAL ECONOMY QB31
Is a good thing because it provides the U.S. with new markets and opportunities for growth 85 80 55 53 76 50 39 68 52
Is a bad thing because it lowers wages and costs jobs in the U.S. 11 16 39 40 20 45 45 24 42
HARD WORK Q25k
Most people can get ahead if they’re willing to work hard 25 76 43 47 90 65 57 94 64
Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people 73 22 54 48 8 34 36 4 32
ECONOMIC SYSTEM Q51ll
Economic system unfairly favors powerful interests 99 67 99 55 18 94 41 21 59
Economic system is generally fair to most Americans 1 32 1 43 75 5 48 75 37
ECONOMIC POLICY QB80
It’s possible to have economic policies that benefit everyone in the country 59 53 57 63 58 41 54 62 59
Pretty much any economic policy will end up benefiting some people at the expense of others 39 46 42 34 39 58 36 35 39
TAXES ON HOUSEHOLD INCOMES OVER $250,000 CB81a
Should be raised a lot/a little 75 52 52 40 27 40 30 13 34
Should be lowered a lot/little 6 16 20 25 32 24 36 51 17
TAXES ON BUSINESSES AND CORPORATIONS CB81b
Should be raised a lot/a little 79 61 71 49 33 55 24 12 54
Should be lowered a lot/little 7 15 10 25 37 19 35 67 15
VIEWS OF BUSINESS Q25n
Business corporations make too much profit 82 55 95 50 24 89 47 10 58
Most corporations make a fair and reasonable profit 16 40 4 43 68 10 42 82 34
IMPROVING JOB SITUATION QB52x
It is better to work to train people in the skills needed for jobs that are in demand 95 90 80 73 82 72 62 80 77
It is better to work to bring back or save the kinds of jobs that match the skills people already have 5 9 17 25 15 27 30 14 21
FINANCIAL SITUATION Q50y
I’m generally satisfied with my financial situation 62 66 37 35 72 54 51 76 38
I’m not very satisfied with my financial situation 38 33 62 65 27 46 47 22 62
SOCIAL SAFETY NET Q25c
Poor today have it easy because they can get benefits without doing anything 1 28 16 10 61 75 58 83 34
Poor today have hard lives because benefits don’t go far enough 98 61 79 86 23 14 23 3 58
SOCIAL SAFETY NET Q25d
Government should do more to help needy Americans, even if it means more debt 85 62 72 62 31 32 19 10 59
Government can’t afford to do much more to help needy Americans 12 33 22 34 59 58 70 83 35
HEALTH CARE COVERAGE QA126
Yes, government responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage 97 78 80 72 47 39 23 11 68
No, not government responsibility 3 21 19 27 50 57 72 88 30
VIEWS OF DISCRIMINATION QA78
Bigger problem for the country is people seeing discrimination where it really does NOT exist 6 25 19 21 55 60 59 77 40
Bigger problem for the country is people not seeing discrimination where it really does exist 93 72 79 72 38 33 24 16 59
AMERICAN OPENNESS Q51qq
America’s openness to people from all over the world is essential to who we are as a nation 99 87 81 56 65 47 26 40 69
If America is too open to people from all over the world, we risk losing identity as a nation 1 12 16 39 31 50 64 52 29
VIEWS OF IMMIGRANTS Q25g
Immigrants strengthen our country because of hard work and talents 99 99 83 47 70 29 0 39 74
Immigrants are a burden because they take jobs, housing and health care 1 11 44 23 55 76 43 19
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION Q25f
Racial discrimination is the main reason many black people can’t get ahead 91 54 63 41 17 12 9 5 41
Blacks who can’t get ahead are responsible for their own condition 7 37 28 47 73 75 76 80 50
RACIAL EQUALITY Q50hh
U.S. has made changes to give blacks equal rights with whites 2 31 7 8 48 61 66 81 32
Need to continue making changes to give blacks equal rights with whites 98 67 92 89 43 32 25 12 64
BLACK LIVES MATTER CB82
Support 94 78 79 57 43 35 10 10 41
Oppose 3 14 7 31 49 50 69 84 30
VIEWS OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CB71
Affirmative action programs are a good thing 94 81 88 74 67 53 52 31 81
Affirmative action programs are a bad thing 5 13 7 17 23 34 41 57 13
ABORTION QA129
Legal in all/most cases 90 75 68 49 44 51 29 29 51
Illegal in all/most cases 10 22 29 46 53 45 68 69 43
SAME SEX MARRIAGE QA128
Favor 96 82 68 46 54 57 19 43 59
Oppose 2 14 26 47 40 39 73 49 34
VIEWS OF HOMOSEXUALITY Q50u
Homosexuality should be accepted by society 99 92 79 53 64 62 13 50 67
Homosexuality should be discouraged by society 7 15 37 28 31 70 37 28
ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS Q50r
Stricter environmental laws cost too many jobs 0 20 28 45 34 39 70 92 34
Stricter environmental laws are worth the cost 100 79 69 48 60 57 17 1 60
GLOBAL WARMING QA77
Earth is getting warmer, because of human activity 95 77 71 52 36 41 13 5 57
Earth is getting warmer, because of natural patterns in the earth’s environment 2 13 15 27 28 23 23 20 22
No solid evidence the Earth is getting warmer 1 7 12 11 26 30 50 71 13
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT CB80
It’s so important that I do things in my own life to help the environment, even if it costs time or money 80 68 56 48 51 41 40 31 37
It’s important, but I don’t have the time or money that it takes to help the environment right now 17 29 40 39 40 50 38 41 60
It’s not that important right now 2 2 4 12 8 9 18 25 3
MORALITY AND RELIGION Q50aa
Not necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values 91 67 56 33 47 46 28 52 44
It is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values 9 33 41 64 51 51 68 44 54
RELIGION AND GOVERNMENT Q51jj
Religion should be kept separate from government policies 92 77 69 54 58 62 46 51 56
Government policies should support religious values and beliefs 8 22 30 45 38 34 46 44 40
ISLAM AND VIOLENCE QA143
The Islamic religion is more likely than others to encourage violence among believers 15 24 25 47 53 55 68 79 40
The Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than others 83 71 67 44 35 32 21 16 46
OBSTACLES FOR WOMEN Q51nn
Obstacles that once made it harder for women than men to get ahead are largely gone 3 40 17 32 69 57 49 90 46
There are still significant obstacles that make it harder for women to get ahead than men 97 57 82 64 24 40 43 8 50
CLEAR SOLUTIONS TO ISSUES Q51pp
There are clear solutions to most big issues facing the country 37 32 36 40 40 45 47 51 43
Most big issues facing the country do not have clear solutions 61 64 62 55 56 53 45 45 55
JUSTICE SYSTEM QA127
It is worse to convict an innocent person 87 73 73 66 66 61 50 68 66
It is worse to let a guilty person go free 12 21 21 27 26 30 33 24 25
CIVIL LIBERTIES Q25p
Americans need to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in order to be safe from terrorism 40 54 50 51 62 56 55 48 51
Americans do not need to sacrifice some privacy and freedoms in order to be safe from terrorism 58 43 48 46 34 39 34 48 46
PREFER TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY QA12
Where houses are larger and father apart and several miles from schools, stores, restaurants 27 40 43 44 52 58 71 69 40
Where houses are smaller and closer together and walking distance to schools, stores, restaurants 70 57 53 52 43 37 19 25 52

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