I reside in a timid area, it is so tolerate that illegal immigrants are allowed to protest in the streets. California seems to think guns are no-nos’. It is not as bad as Europe concerning gun control but the closest thing the US has to it.
The Northwest is a nice area as well. However, instead of a laissez faire laid back attitude there seems to be an upbeat anti-establishment attitude up North. Which is the lesser evil of the two? Well, that is up to the individual to decide. Both have their pros and cons concerning a more neutral person.
As for Christian influence, the West Coast has it fair share. However, the closer you get to the larger cities the less it has any real pull.
The US is only as bad as its localized population. The rural areas seem to have a dominate Christian preference. The cities are fairly decompressed on such trivial things.
The truth is, we are all savages.