Questions tagged [demographics]
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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 ...
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? ...
What exactly is "National Origin” with respect to US anti-discrimination laws?
In addition to the more familiar concepts of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, lawful immigration status etc., US anti-discrimination laws typically mention that it is also unlawful to ...
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 ...
Are there any scientific studies supporting the political claim that ethnic diversity is a strength?
Barack Obama once said: America’s diversity is our strength. Our immigration system is broken, but we can’t undermine fundamental principles that define us as a nation in order to fix it. We have to ...
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-...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why does Canada require bilingualism in a lot of federal government posts?
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 in Canada is just about 20% of ...
What percent of current Americans have ancestors that had slaves in the US in the past? [closed]
I am researching the current political debate about reparations. What percentage of living Americans have ancestors that had slaves in the US in the past? Is there any data on this or is there ...
Roughly what proportion of people think that abortion should be allowed, even if fetuses are persons?
There are two main ways of justifying support of abortion in relation to the potential personhood of a fetus/embryo. Between conception and birth(or some time before), fetuses/embryos are not ...
Why is Colorado so different politically from nearby states?
In the 2018 midterms, Democrats gained control of Colorado’s Senate and elected a Democratic governor (the previous three governors were Democrats, too). However, nearby states like Utah and Wyoming ...
Why the modern German government conducts the policy that prevents assimilation of minorities and inter-ethnic mixing? [closed]
I will name several German policies that make impression the government is striving to prevent inter-ethnic mixing: There are lists of permitted names for each ethnicity. One cannot take or give ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
What was the international reaction (political level) to ethnic cleansing in Bhutan?
There is very little information on Wikipedia about ethnic cleansing in Bhutan. It is also connected to Gross National Happiness concept: GNH has been described by critics as a propaganda tool used ...
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 ...
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-...
Is the independent streak in the Dniestrian countries due to their Phanariot heritage?
I have always been puzzled by the independence of the people along the Dniester River and their various countries such as Moldova, Transnistria and Bessarabia. Why aren't they a natural part of ...
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 ...
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?
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 ...
Demographic with greatest difficulty in maintaining current US Voter ID?
In the US, for persons eligible, the relative costs or feasibility of obtaining, (or if necessary, maintaining), some current valid form of Voter ID varies by situation or condition. Particularly ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Are minorities given harsher sentences in the criminal justice system in the US?
US has the largest incarceration rate of any country with 1 in 100 being in prison or incarceration. In 2016, the Prison Policy Initiative estimated that in the United States that about 2,298,300 ...
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.)
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 900 and 1000 girls for ...
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.
Does the UK electorate become more likely to vote conservative with age?
Context Using the General Election 2017 as an example, YouGov believe that Young people voted for Labour whereas the older generation voted for The Conservative party. It seems to me that from ...
Where can I find a chart of education level by political party?
It must include libertarian, democrat, and republican. I tried to find one on Google, but could not. An acceptable alternative is IQ by political party. I found libertarian education statistics in a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why was Trump winning the 2016 election, 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,...
Are/were there any countries where rich people have more votes?
Are/were there any countries where richer people have more active votes than poorer people? For example: someone with an income of $5,000/month would have 5x more votes than a person with an income of ...
Are political alignments of African or Caribbean black immigrants in line with African-Americans?
Anecdotally, I have found that anyone I personally know who is a first-generation immigrant from either Africa, or non-Hispanic Caribbean (less so) is a lot more likely to be "righter-wing" in their ...
How do juror demographics compare with voter demographics in the US?
I am interested in seeing how the demographics of juries compare with voters in the United States. Is anyone familiar with any research in this area? In a perfect world voters would be defined as "...
Does the US republican party have a demographics problem? [closed]
I've read in various articles that, among voters for the U.S. Republican Party, middle-aged white men are (strongly) over-represented, whereas among voters for the U.S. Democratic Party, voters from ...