The three most peaceful states also turn out to be the least diverse
(i.e., least nonwhite) in the entire country. A quick glance at the top 10 and the bottom 10 suggests that this pattern generally holds across the country.
posted on 04/07/2011 12:54:23 PM PDT
Tennessee ranks 49th, imagine that...
Whaddya say we knock off a liquah stah?
Are you kiddin' me? In this weathah?
Well, the gun-loving/clinging south is well represented I see.
posted on 04/07/2011 1:04:30 PM PDT
(A hayseed with no Greek and dam^ proud of it)
availability of small arms
So what the the rankings looked like if you weren't prejudiced against gun ownership?
I wish they would ‘define’ peaceful.
I grew up in Queens and now live in Texas.
Texas is a hell of a lot more peaceful than New York.
The United States Peace Index defines "peace" as the "absence of violence."
My definition of peace is when American Exceptionalism is restored and our enemies fear us (better yet when our enemies are vanquished). If it takes violence to achieve that goal, so be it.
posted on 04/07/2011 1:07:41 PM PDT
(DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
8% more peaceful??
What is this, a Monty Python sketch?
“Do we have any figures on just how scared they are?”
availability of small arms
I wonder how that is factored in? Wouldn't it make more sense to use gun crimes committed with small arms as the factor?
Arizonans have free access to all kinds of weapons and we didn't make either list, we ranked 37. While our freaky gun control neighbor California ranked 33rd.
posted on 04/07/2011 1:26:46 PM PDT
A low population density helps too.
posted on 04/07/2011 1:40:54 PM PDT
( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
posted on 04/07/2011 1:41:31 PM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
I took census bureau data from 2008 for non-Hispanic white population percentage, stuck it in a spreadsheet with the peace index, then did a scatter chart. While correlation is not causation, there is no doubt that white population percentage correlated very well with a lower (more peaceful) Peace Index.
posted on 04/07/2011 7:11:24 PM PDT
(Islam delenda est)
The three most peaceful states also turn out to be the least diverse (i.e., least nonwhite) in the entire country. A quick glance at the top 10 and the bottom 10 suggests that this pattern generally holds across the country.
Not surprising. The same pattern applies to cities, as well. Kudos for having the nerve to say it.
posted on 04/08/2011 12:19:33 AM PDT
by Ken H
Top 10 least peaceful states:
Louisiana Number 1
Yeeee Hawwwwwww, Louisiana #1
Oh, probably shouldn't said that.........Never mind.
posted on 04/08/2011 12:46:41 AM PDT
by The Cajun
(Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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