I was thinking about what the correlation between two variables would be. Namely these are the percent Hispanic in a state and the percent non third party voting Democratic in the 2016 election. What is the correlation between those two variables?

I tried to answer on my own but I felt it would be easier to ask here.

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Using the latest available (2018) data from the American Community Survey, we can plot the percentage of a state's population identifying as Hispanic against that state's two-party vote share for Clinton.

The Pearson correlation coefficient of the two variables is ~0.3, indicating a weak positive correlation.

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