Birth Year Influences Political Views

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    Aug 23, 2014 2:02 AM GMT
    NYT: The following interactive charts show how the year you were born influenced your political view now and decades from now.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/08/upshot/how-the-year-you-were-born-influences-your-politics.html?abt=0002&abg=0
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    Aug 23, 2014 5:06 PM GMT
    I wonder what the political landscape will be like when today's youngest generation of voters reaches retirement age.

    It is interesting to see that among the older generations there is a fairly steady shift from Democrat to Republican in the swing. This doesn't necessarily reflect a change in voters' social values but possibly a change in parties' ideologies to fit within their voting demographic.

    One can only wonder if in 50 years the Republican party will be supporting some of the liberal views that have near unanimous support among younger generations, such as gay marriage.
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    Aug 23, 2014 5:14 PM GMT
    NeoMac saidI wonder what the political landscape will be like when today's youngest generation of voters reaches retirement age.

    It is interesting to see that among the older generations there is a fairly steady shift from Democrat to Republican in the swing. This doesn't necessarily reflect a change in voters' social values but possibly a change in parties' ideologies to fit within their voting demographic.

    One can only wonder if in 50 years the Republican party will be supporting some of the liberal views that have near unanimous support among younger generations, such as gay marriage.

    As long as there are people who don't believe in evolution, or climate change, or equality, there will always be crazy-ass right wingers who push their radical republican agenda.
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    Aug 23, 2014 5:17 PM GMT
    well presented data
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    Aug 24, 2014 6:31 AM GMT
    Very interesting. I see a lot of data here about how white people vote but the genius of America is that not only white people vote. Where is the data on how black people vote depending on their year of birth? That would be fascinating, but actually I'm glad that such data does not exist. Ignorance is bliss, lol.
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    Aug 24, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
    declansloan saidVery interesting. I see a lot of data here about how white people vote but the genius of America is that not only white people vote. Where is the data on how black people vote depending on their year of birth? That would be fascinating, but actually I'm glad that such data does not exist. Ignorance is bliss, lol.


    ...Ummm...you didn't even bother to read the article before you posted did you?icon_rolleyes.gif

    from the article about 3 or 4 paragraphs down the page...

    ...."The model works best for white voters. Black voters have been reliably Democratic, regardless of when they were born, and political survey data from parts of the 20th century did not distinguish between blacks and Hispanics. Mr. Ghitza and Mr. Gelman also guess that the political socialization process may be different for Hispanics, especially immigrants, than it has been for non-Hispanic whites....."
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    Aug 24, 2014 9:46 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    woodsmen saidNYT: The following interactive charts show how the year you were born influenced your political view now and decades from now.

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/07/08/upshot/how-the-year-you-were-born-influences-your-politics.html?abt=0002&abg=0


    Well, well, well... More article spamming by the "Woodsmen" a.k.a. The New York Times sales representative.


    Oh do stop suggesting that you're the only one without a political bias. I could easily cheaply brand you "The Republican Party Representative".

    The majority of people do actually have favourite newspapers - this is merely a fact of life.
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    Aug 26, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    Sporty_G said
    declansloan saidVery interesting. I see a lot of data here about how white people vote but the genius of America is that not only white people vote. Where is the data on how black people vote depending on their year of birth? That would be fascinating, but actually I'm glad that such data does not exist. Ignorance is bliss, lol.


    ...Ummm...you didn't even bother to read the article before you posted did you?icon_rolleyes.gif

    from the article about 3 or 4 paragraphs down the page...

    ...."The model works best for white voters. Black voters have been reliably Democratic, regardless of when they were born, and political survey data from parts of the 20th century did not distinguish between blacks and Hispanics. Mr. Ghitza and Mr. Gelman also guess that the political socialization process may be different for Hispanics, especially immigrants, than it has been for non-Hispanic whites....."
    Hmmm, that's even more interesting what you observe here. So that means the only reliable democratic voting group is people of African descent? So there is a great difference between even them and Hispanic voters too? Ah, if only my Puerto brother I grew up with was aware of this, lol. There is a great divide between African and Latino. Well you learn new things every day. Your post response to mine I must admit I enjoyed the most.