Do most Red States have a lower age of consent?
- 10 months agoFavorite Answer
Lowest age of consent, nationwide, is 16
16: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
17: Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Wyoming
18: Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin
There are laws in many of these states that permit sexual relations between an adult and a minor, as long as the age difference is small enough, the adult is below a certain age,and/or the minor has reached a certain age. For instance, in Florida, a relationship between a 16 year old and a 23 year old is permissible, but a 17 year old and a 24 year old is not. While the age difference is the same in both cases, the adult cannot be 24 or older and the minor cannot be 15 or younger.
Now, let's separate these states by political affiliation.
Just going by the past 4 Presidential elections.
Blue: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Colorado, New Mexico, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia
Purple: Iowa, Ohio, Florida
Red: Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina
Now we can group them.
16-Blue: Washington, Nevada, Hawaii, Minnesota, Michigan, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland
16-Red: Alaska, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Montana
14 vs 15 for lowest age of consent and affiliation.
17-Blue: Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York
17-Red: Louisiana, Missouri, Texas, Wyoming
4 vs 4 for 17 years old age of consent
18-Blue: California, Delaware, Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin
18-Red: Arizona, Idaho, North Dakota, Tennessee, Utah
5 vs 5, for 18 years of age
Purple states: Iowa (16) , Ohio (16) , Florida (18)
So, it seems like a pretty even split. There's no correlation between a state's political affiliation and the age of consent laws. You could have done this yourself.
- OwlTradingLv 710 months ago
maligning states that don't agree w you won't pay dividends. Just ask Hillary
- Andy CLv 710 months ago
No, but they probably would like that.