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Questions tagged [demographics]

Information about a given population. Use this tag to discuss population statistics

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Do any countries besides the UK have a “triple lock” on pensions?

The Economist wrote before the 2017 UK general election: The average incomes of retired households are now higher than those of working ones, once housing costs are accounted for. Small wonder that ...
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What's the youngest age when someone joined a political party in the UK?

Apparently Annunziata Rees-Mogg joined the Conservative Party, at the age of five, in 1984. So is this a record, or are are even younger examples?
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Why are 150k or 200k jobs considered good when there are 300k+ births a month?

It would seem that most people who are born will eventually enter the workforce. Maybe that entry is delayed due to college or enlistment or that very important backpacking trip through Europe, but it ...
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Why are both global overpopulation and low birth rates in developed countries considered a problem?

Pretty much everyone agrees that the Earth's carrying capacity is stretched by the current birth rates and that measures should be undertaken to slow down and eventually reverse the growth of world ...
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Is the current age-party affiliation breakdown in the US comparable to historic US breakdowns?

Pictured below is a more granular breakdown of this relationship by age. Conventional wisdom goes that people become more conservative as they grow older, or rather that people stay the same and that ...
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How tightly is the rural/urban population ratio correlated with a state's red/blue status?

Having lived in a few areas in the U.S., I've noticed that urban cities are often (if not always) left-leaning (blue) and rural areas are right-leaning (red). Setting aside the handful of "swing ...
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How is the US population growing amidst restrictive immigration policies?

US population is showing a healthy growth and the share of immigrants among its population is only growing. https://www.census.gov/popclock/ https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-...
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Could demographic decline in Western countries outweigh job loss due to unemployment? [closed]

Automation causing job loss is sure a problem. On the other hand, we will face lots of elderly people, at least in Western countries, so also clearly declining supply of workforce. Could both ...
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Is voter turnout connected to dissatisfaction?

Is there a study revealing a connection between voter turnout and the level of dissatisfaction with the political situation?
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Is there a correlation between high rents and high levels of *legal* immigrants?

There is currently a widely-spread opinion that rents in San Francisco, New York and Seattle are rising too fast. I don't think Chicago (among others) is sharing in this trend. It has a similar ...
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Age-weighted democracy - is it possible? [closed]

A pure democracy gives equal voting rights for voters in the society regardless of their demographics (age, gender, or ethnicity). However, in many referendums, younger voters have a different say ...
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Is there a correlation between libertarianism and IQ?

I found this question in quora https://www.quora.com/Why-does-it-seem-like-many-haskellers-are-libertarian It seems that some programmers are libertarians. You can see there. High level programmers ...
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What percentage of Soviet immigrants to the US are Jews?

Let me start off the bat by saying that this question is NOT about Russian Federation, it is NOT about Judaism (the religion) and it is not about Putin's recent (possibly mistranslated) comments about ...
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Is there a *political* schism between former Soviet Jews and other Jews in the US?

I want to be as neutral as possible, but since both topics (Jews and politics) are historically inflamatory, I'll caveat that if anyone disagrees, I would welcome constructive suggestions on how to ...
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Past population imposing election results to future population - Brexit

If Brexit ever happens, it will not be until at least March of 2019, which is 2.5 years after the vote. Since the old were more likely to vote Leave than the young (e.g. here), the passage of time ...
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What happens to a country that runs out of population?

Latvia has been losing its population for the last 30 years, and continues to steadily lose around 2% of its population every year. And that is with steady economic growth and no wars or crises (like ...
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What are the downsides of requiring demographic quotas in parliament?

What are the downsides of requiring demographic quotas in parliament? (For example, if women are 50% of the population, you create a system where 50% of parliament positions are female.)
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How effective is the fight against skewed sex ratio in India?

Sex ratio is the ratio between female births and male births during a given period in a given area. The sex ratio "naturally" observed in most populations is between 950 and 1000 girls for 1000 boys. ...
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Did Chile's productivity/capita go up during Pinochet's reign?

What effect did Pinochet's war on drugs and execution of drug users have on Chile's productivity per capita? If you have data for the Philippines, that would be a bonus.
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Where can I find a chart of education level by political party?

It must include libertarian, democrat, and republican. I tried to find one, but could not. https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch&q=political%20ideology%20education&tbs=imgo:1#tbs=imgo:1&...
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Why has Vermont been so reliably blue since 1992, despite being so white and rural?

Vermont used to be solidly red, but flipped to solidly blue in 1992. Why? I'm getting conflicting answers from different sources. Wikipedia talks about ethnic coalitions: white of French descent vote ...
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What do these regions, that voted for the Democratic party in the 2016 election, have in common?

Reading this post and being inspired by the question: What is this line of counties voting for the Democratic party in the 2016 elections (the region labeled in the green color), we may wonder what ...
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Why is New Hampshire more conservative than Vermont?

Why is Vermont more liberal than New Hampshire. Vermont hasn't had a republican elector since 1988, while New Hampshire did in 2000. Moreover, in 2016 New Hampshire is going/went to Clinton by a mere ...
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What is this line of counties voting for the Democratic party in the 2016 elections?

Here is a preliminary image from The Guardian showing the individual counties during the 2016 election in the United States: There appears to be a line of counties in blue, curving from Maine in the ...
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Does year of birth, or age, influence opinions on the atomic bombing of Japan?

Older Americans are more likely to support the atomic bombing of Japan than younger Americans, according to a poll by Pew Research: 70 years after Hiroshima, opinions have shifted on use of atomic ...
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Why is Trump winning, when I know so few people who admit to voting for him?

I am a well educated Republican, of generally conservative views. Pretty much every day I see and hear people talk about how poor of a candidate Donald Trump is. But he's winning primary after primary,...