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The political cultures of Detroit

The City of Detroit is known to be one of the strongest Democrat strongholds in the nation. Meanwhile Oakland County is a haven for the Republican Party. Southeastern Michigan is home to a variety of political views with five key designations prevalent.

Mike Duggan celebrates his election as the new mayor of Detroit at a victory party at the Renaissance Center November 5, 2013 in Detroit.
Mike Duggan celebrates his election as the new mayor of Detroit at a victory party at the Renaissance Center November 5, 2013 in Detroit.Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Over the years many people develop strong political views. The most common path is to start as an idealistic person, generally called a liberal, and evolve into a conservative later in life.

When it comes to politics in America there are five major groups:

1. Democrat, tends to be liberal on all issues.

2. Republican, tends to be conservation on all issues.

3. Libertarian, has a blend of the typically conservative and liberal issues.

4. Independent, also has a blend of the typically conservative and liberal issues.

5. Apolitical, is uninterested or inactive in politics.

Because an individual's culture may be liberal, moderate or conservative regardless of their party affiliation each party has outliers that will not directly adhere to all the beliefs of the culture in general.

This is part of a series of Detroit’s political views is taken by permission from the “Political Cultures” section of the educational website getmaximpact.com with locally relevant additions by your Detroit political buzz examiner.

© Max Impact, used with permission.

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