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Forget Red State, Blue State: Is Your State "Tight" or "Loose"?


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Other major distinguishing factors between "tight" and "loose" states:

  • Tight states have higher incarceration rates and higher execution rates.
  • Tight states have "lower circulation of pornographic magazines."
  • Tight states have "more charges of employment discrimination per capita."
  • Tight states produce fewer patents per capita, and have far fewer "fine artists" (including "painters, illustrators, writers").
  • Most striking of all, the authors found "a negative and linear relationship between tightness and happiness" among citizens. Put more simply: People in loose states are happier.

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