Don’t tell Joel Kotkin!
Last week, Pew Research Center released a report about U.S. attitudes towards, well, everything. One of the widely discussed findings is that liberals would like to live in cities, while conservatives like small towns and the country. What I find absolutely fascinating is the views towards suburbs: only 20 – 25% of almost every demographic group only prefers the suburbs. Bipartisanship! By comparison, 46% of liberals prefer cities, while 54% of conservatives prefer small towns or rural areas.
From what I’ve been able to dig up on the Intertoobz, a little over half of all U.S.-ians live in suburbs. Sounds like there are a lot of unhappy people in terms of where they live.
Not sure what to make of this, but it seems this should be more discussed than it has been (as best as I can tell, that’s not all).