The following map and subsequent table show percentages by state who, according to a 2014 Reuters-Ipsos poll, support “the idea of your state peacefully withdrawing from the USA and the federal government” (“don’t know” responses are excluded; N = 12,734):
|2) New Mexico||45.2%|
|5) District of Columbia||38.1%|
|10) Rhode Island||36.9%|
|13) West Virginia||35.4%|
|20) South Carolina||32.7%|
|24) New York||32.1%|
|27) North Dakota||31.6%|
|35) New Hampshire||28.8%|
|36) South Dakota||28.4%|
|44) North Carolina||25.7%|
|47) New Jersey||23.4%|
Just under 13,000 people across 51 states and the Imperial Capital comes to 250 people per, some with fewer and some with more, so bear in mind the limited sample sizes.
Speaking of the Imperial Capital, the 38% figure strains credulity more than any other result does. The sample is the poll’s smallest, though, at just 70, so take it with a grain of salt.
The mountain states, the Southwest, and the Deep South show the greatest support for secession. The Upper Midwest shows the least appetite for it, though Illinois–a financially dysfunctional Midwestern state held captive by ultra leftist Chicago–is a notable exception.
It’s not particularly surprising that Alaska, with its petroleum dividend, libertarian streak, and minimal association with the rest of the country in terms of culture and politics, shows the greatest support for breaking away. It is the only state where a majority of respondents favor secession.
One thing I inexplicably failed to bring attention to in the previous post is the political split among whites:
White Democrats express a lot more opposition to secession than white Republicans and independents do. But non-whites, who of course vote overwhelmingly Democrat, are more supportive than white Republicans are. There’s a gaping chasm between white Democrats and their non-white political allies when it comes to political self-determination. And the non-white enthusiasm for political dissolution expressed in this poll was captured during Obama’s more explicitly anti-white second term.
R-I should run the poll again today. I suspect non-white support for breakup now exceeds 50%. Sure, political dissolution will threaten the gibs, but identity is more powerful than economic well-being. That reality is something WEIRDOs have a lot of difficulty understanding. Everyone else takes it for granted and acts accordingly.