Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Sunday, June 18, 2017

America's cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.

The political divide between rural and urban America is more cultural than it is economic, rooted in rural residents' deep misgivings about the nation's rapidly changing demographics, their sense that Christianity is under siege and their perception that the federal government caters most to the needs of people in big cities, according to a wide-ranging poll that examines cultural attitudes across the United States.

That divide is felt more extensively in rural America than in cities: About half of urban residents say their values differ from rural people, with about 20 percent of urbanites saying rural values are "very different."

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The Census Bureau's urban-rural classification is fundamentally a delineation of geographical areas, identifying both individual urban areas and the rural areas of the nation. The Census Bureau's urban areas represent densely developed territory, and encompass residential, commercial, and other non-residential urban land uses. The Census Bureau delineates urban areas after each decennial census by applying specified criteria to decennial census and other data.

The Census Bureau identifies two types of urban areas:

Urbanized Areas (UAs) of 50,000 or more people; Urban Clusters (UCs) of at least 2,500 and less than 50,000 people. "Rural" encompasses all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area. https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/urban-rural.html

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The 1920 census revealed this was no longer a rural nation.
That was during one of the most tumultuous periods of change for American social/cultural life.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-06-18 10:48 AM | Reply

According to the 2010 census, just under 1 in 5 Americans live in rural areas. Source: www.census.gov

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-06-18 11:47 AM | Reply

...just under 1 in 5 Americans live in rural areas.

But for some reason there are people who really believe donald actually cares about the 900 residents of Arco, Idaho.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-06-18 12:02 PM | Reply

These are the same people who are claiming Christian Values are under attack and then continuously vote GOP and even God-forbid -TRUMP!

Wake up you morons, the people you keep electing have Antichristian values...literally.

#4 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-06-19 01:03 PM | Reply

Rural America has been turned into victims by the right wing media who has spent decades convincing of this fake news. The right learned long ago that "divide and conquer" works.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-19 07:36 PM | Reply

Rural America has been turned into victims by the right wing media who has spent decades convincing of this fake news. The right learned long ago that "divide and conquer" works.

Posted by danni at 2017-06-19 07:36 PM | Reply

I get my raw milk from rural America. Good stuff.

#6 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-19 08:06 PM | Reply

Mad Cow Disease?

#7 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-06-20 12:51 AM | Reply

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