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Why did postal voting favour Joe Biden so much?

In the recent US presidential election, there were several states which looked almost certs for Donald Trump until the postal votes were counted, after which there was a huge swing towards Joe Biden. ...
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Is the Republican Party on the decline due to the voting patterns of young voters? [closed]

I've seen a lot of questions lately asking if the Republican Party is on the decline. Most people who ask this question focus on the fact that White Anglos are expected to become a minority in a few ...
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Why did incumbent House Democrats seem to outperform Biden among Hispanics?

It has come to my attention that Biden has underperformed Democrats' usual margins with Hispanic voters. He won their votes (as a group, remember: Hispanics are not a monolith and come from different ...
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Does this image represent interstate migration?

I was reading through Twitter and came across this image. It showed states that shifted Republican and Democrat from 2012 to 2020. This is not your ordinary red state, blue state map. But it is a map ...
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Did the Republican shift among Hispanic voters come entirely from Florida and the Rio Grande Valley?

In 2016, exit polls showed Clinton getting 70% of the two-party Latino vote but Biden only got 67%. I looked at the exit polls for Florida and the data for the RGV and found that the vote share for ...
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Who is the oldest parliamentarian (legislator) on record?

In the US, there are at least three parliamentarians (two Senators and one in the House of Representatives) who are 87 years old. Are there even older people who serve or served in such positions ...
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What accounts for the Republican shift in Appalachia?

I was reading through county level swings in presidential elections. I found one area that has been consistently trending Republican: Appalachia and some (other) rural areas in the eastern half of the ...
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Where can I find data on US party affiliations, broken down geographically?

Where can I find data on US party affiliations, broken down geographically? I'd like to do some statistical analysis on party affiliations within states, broken down geographically. Here's the kicker: ...
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Correlation between 538's urbanization index and vote margin 2020?

538 did an article about the urban-rural divide. It said that in 2016, the correlation between urbanization and Dem voting was 0.69 in 2016 and 0.55 in 2012. (There was one big exception: Vermont.) ...
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Will the demographic inversion between Democrats and Republican reverse post-Trump? [closed]

Party demographic inversions are not uncommon, i.e. when the demographics that make up a party or the ideology of the party invert. It was not long ago that southern states tended to vote Democrat ...
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Why is there such a large difference between the US population and electorate?

At the time of writing this question, a total of 143.1 million votes have been counted in the 2020 US Presidential election (73 488 248 democratic, and 69 622 407 republican). Most estimates have put ...
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Is ticket splitting among nonwhite Democratic voters particularly uncommon?

Ticket splitting (the practice of voting for both major parties) has been on the decline for a while. This has been measured in split-ticket House districts, which hit a near all-time low in 2012 and ...
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Why does having a college degree or not make a difference among how white Americans vote?

Four years after 2016 election, it hasn't changed that the majority of non-college-degree white people support Trump's reelection, while the majority of college-degree white people don't. Why does ...
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Are there any examples of multicultural mass democracies which don't have ethnic-based party politics?

In the USA, it seems increasingly like the Republican Party is becoming the "White Party" and becoming a vehicle for soft White nationalism, or at least White grievance politics, while the ...
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Why does Trump do (somewhat) well with Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders?

In the United States, simply put, the Republican Party tends to do well with non-hispanic white voters and the Democratic Party tends to do well with Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, ...
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What is the ethnic composition of the two houses of the Dutch parliament?

The Dutch Parliament has two houses, the "first" (higher) and "second" (lower). How many of the members of each house are ethnically Dutch (for whatever reasonable definition of ...
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Is the US age gap of voting behaviour unprecedented, and will it lead to a drastic shift of the political mainstream in foreseeable future?

According to the Pew Research center, young people in the USA leaned heavily towards voting for Democrats in the 2018 election. Notable are not only the 2018's (Compared to because of its historic ...
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What explains this difference in partisanship with statewide black officials? [closed]

I was looking at the partisanship of black Americans today. The first one really stood out to me. I found this bizarre. Look: Position % Democratic Statewide ...
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Do black republican candidates increase Democratic turnout?

I was thinking about an interesting effect that I noticed in Mia Love's race. Out of 2018's Utah House races, her district got the most votes for a Democrat in the state of Utah. (This may not be ...
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Why are Democrats more consistent across generation?

I was reading an article in the Pew Research Center. It was talking about generational change. For example, it showed a large increase in Gen Z Republicans saying blacks can't get ahead of whites ...
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Has Markey discussed past votes to preserve tax-exempt status for racist colleges?

NBC affiliate WWLP said this, in discussing remarks made by Democratic Congressman Joe Kennedy as part of his primary challenge of Democratic Senator Ed Markey: At a Tuesday press conference, Kennedy ...
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Representatives of districts that are 50 to 65 percent Hispanic by party?

I was thinking about congressional districts. I found that there was one type of majority-minority district that could be plausibly represented by a Republican. These are districts between 50 and 65 ...
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What was the correlation between a US state's Hispanic population and two party vote share for Hillary Clinton?

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 ...
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How many minority-majority districts are there?

I want to know more about minority-majority districts. How many of them are there, and what percentage of minority-majority districts are represented by Democrats in the House of Representatives? It ...
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What exactly is a “Race” in relation to Human Taxonomy on the evolutionary line? [closed]

Where does "Race" fit into the human Taxonomy? Does the word Race have a root that connects it to a word that marks it's origin? if not what do we know about the epistemology of the word &...
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Why do Black voters in the USA not vote Republican? [duplicate]

This research by the Pew Institute breaks down demographic voting data from the 2016 election. Pew found that Hillary Clinton (Democrat) won Black voters by an 80% margin (88% to 8%). Is there any ...
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Do Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, or Indonesia consider overpopulation to be a problem? [closed]

Abdel Fattah Al-Sissi said that overpopulation was, along with terrorism, the two real threats to Egypt, and took countermeasures in 2017. https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/40295/What%E2%80%99s-...
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Why are Deep South states said to vote so lop-sidedly Republican, when they have high percentages of African Americans?

States like Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, have in the range of 40% African Americans, who, from what I can tell, vote about 90% Democrat. Yet these states vote reliably Republican. What is the ...
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How do crime rates compare between Black and White populations of similar economic status, particularly for those below the poverty line?

I'm not sure that this question is on topic here, but I guessed that I would have a better chance of getting a good answer here than at Economics SE (and Sociology SE doesn't exist). I've seen a few ...
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What is the correlation between a Mississippi county's African-American population and percent of votes for Hillary Clinton?

I was looking at Mississippi's electoral map. I noticed that the percent of African-Americans had a close roughly 1:1 correlation with the % of votes in the county cast for Hillary Clinton. The ...
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What does the Economist mean by “liberal graduates, conservative school-leavers”?

In an article in The Economist titled: Return of the paranoid style - Fake news is fooling more conservatives than liberals. Why?, the author states: Conservatives’ complaints that elites are not on ...
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Is Imperial County, California the most pro Bernie Sanders county in America that is less than 50% white?

In the 2020 Democratic primary, I was looking at Texas's southern counties because I knew that they were the most heavily Latino in the country and Latinos are the demographic that is the most likely ...
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To what extent do police departments in the US reflect in numerical terms the proportions of each race in the communities they serve?

In recent years Londoners have got used to the arrival of larger numbers of black and ethnic police men and women. It has involved a change in uniform for some, such as the now many Sikh officers in ...
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Why aren't White Americans called European-Americans? [closed]

Black Americans in the USA are commonly referred to as "African Americans", and similarly there are "Asian" and "native" Americans, and people from South America are called "Hispanics". From my ...
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Why did the life expectancy in northern Africa rise much faster than in the south of Africa

I stumbled on a Wikipedia page with the following graphic What I find interesting is that the life expectancy of the countries in the north of Africa rose so much faster compared to the countries in ...
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What percent of counties that voted Democratic in 2016 are minority majority?

I stumbled across an image at https://ibb.co/GF5zPc4 that shows minority majority or majority minority counties as brown and the ones that almost had minority majority status as yellow. It also shows ...
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Has the increased ability of Chinese citizens to travel led to an increased demand for political reform?

According to this article, which presents data from the China Outbound Tourism Research Institute & the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, annual Chinese overseas visits have increased by ...
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Why is the US so religious compared to other Western democracies?

According to the Pew Research Center, around 88% of Americans had at least some belief in a God, with around 63% being "absolutely certain" of this. This is in stark contrast to other comparable ...
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What is the freezing hypothesis, and is it still applicable today?

I came across the term, which seems to refer to a theory initially introduced by Lipset & Rokkan in 1967. It appears to refer to a way of categorising voters into 'frozen' blocs that don't shift ...
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Why does the Democratic Party perform well in New England?

A lot has been written about the current demographics of the voter base of the Republican and Democratic parties in the United States. A Google Search of Trump popular white working class will result ...
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Is there are reason why: Leading 2020 US Presidential Candidates are over 70 years old?

The subject of candidate age has been the topic of discussion in the media. This leads me to wonder, is there a reason (maybe there is more than one) that the leading candidates are 70+ years old? ...
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What percentage approval rating does Trump have among self-described liberals?

I have heard that Trump has an overall approval rating of 42% nationwide based on unbiased polls. I consider this number accurate because it uses many polls to get this number. However, I heard that ...
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How does the Millenials' support for Corbyn square off with the anti-Brexit stance of most young people in the UK?

According to Yougov, among Millennials, Corbyn is the most popular politician in the UK (although he fares far worse among other age groups). At the same time, the youth is the most anti-Brexit/pro-...
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Why are so many cities in the list of 50 most violent cities in the world located in South and Central America?

According to the Mexico's Citizens' Council for Public Security's annual ranking, about 80% of the most dangerous cities are in the American continent. Is there a political explanation to this? Are ...
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What is gerrymandering called if it's not the result of redrawing districts?

The result of gerrymandering is a set of voting districts that are not representative of the overall demographics in a larger region. Gerrymandering refers specifically to obtaining that result by ...
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Are there some statistics on the political affiliation of NESBs?

Non-English speaking background (NESB) is a demographic category often encountered in Australian publications. Are there statistics on the political party affiliation of NESBs (membership or just whom ...
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The politics of loneliness

This Real Clear Politics article finds some very interesting nuggets like: One reason young people get involved in politics might be loneliness. In a nationally representative survey conducted by ...
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Why is the population of post-Soviet states declining?

After the fall of the Soviet Union, many modern European states gain independence: the Baltic republics, Ukraine, Belarus. But there is something common among nearly all of them: their populations ...
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Why does Canada require bilingualism in a lot of federal government posts?

As I learnt from this video, in Canada, having fluency in English and French is mandatory (In some important government jobs like prime minister). This is considering that the group of French people ...
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Do parties whose support is geographically concentrated have an advantage in “cake cutting” redistricting?

In the question about preventing political gerrymandering, I brought up a new method for preventing Gerrymandering using game theory. This involves one party, let's call them red, drawing district ...