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Demographics Belief & Behaviors

Demographics Belief & Behaviors

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Who participates in America?

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Who participates in America?

Demographics in America Beliefs & Behaviors

Demographics in America Beliefs & Behaviors

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Characteristics that are used to describe the population Used to

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Characteristics that are used to describe the population Used to track participation, especially voting Historical trends among demographic groups are used to predict future behaviors

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Total Population Estimated at 325 Million people California - 39

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Total Population Estimated at 325 Million people California - 39 Million Tennessee – 6. 6 Million Wyoming - 585, 000 Texas – 28 Million Memphis – 655, 000 Vermont – 624, 000

Beliefs & Behaviors Population Growth Darker Green – high growth rate Red – No

Beliefs & Behaviors Population Growth Darker Green – high growth rate Red – No growth Demographics

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics 82% of population lives in urban areas City Population Average

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics 82% of population lives in urban areas City Population Average density of cities is 1600 people per square mile Cities with 1 million people have 7200 people per square mile NYC - 20 Million Chicago - 10 Million Houston - 6. 5 Million LA – 13 Million Dallas/Ft Worth – 7 Million DC - 6 Million Memphis - 1. 3 Million

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Race (Census) White - Black of African American 12. 5

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Race (Census) White - Black of African American 12. 5 % 74% Person having origins in any of the original people of Europe, Middle East, of North Africa American Indian - 0. 8% Person having origins in the original people of North & South America, includes Alaskan natives - Person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa Pacific Islander - 0. 2 % Person having origins in the original people of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific islands Asian - 5. 1 % Person having origins In any original people of the Far East, Indian subcontinent, or SE Asia More than one race - 3%

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Race (by state) Highest % White Highest % Black Highest

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Race (by state) Highest % White Highest % Black Highest % Asian Maine 95% Mississippi - 37% Hawaii - 38 % Vermont 95% Louisiana - 32% California – 14 % New Hampshire 94% Georgia - 31% New Jersey – 9 %

Beliefs & Behaviors Hispanic Americans Demographics For Census purposes – are a part of

Beliefs & Behaviors Hispanic Americans Demographics For Census purposes – are a part of “White” category Make up 17% of the US population Fastest growing demographic group & largest “minority group” in US New Mexico – 46% California - 37% Texas – 37%

Beliefs & Behaviors Religions Demographics Citizens predominantly claim a religious affiliation The % of

Beliefs & Behaviors Religions Demographics Citizens predominantly claim a religious affiliation The % of the population identifying as nonreligious is the fastest growing

Beliefs & Behaviors Religions Demographics

Beliefs & Behaviors Religions Demographics

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Citizens predominantly speak English Languages The US has no official

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Citizens predominantly speak English Languages The US has no official language

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Under 14 – 19% Age 15 -24 – 13% 24

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Under 14 – 19% Age 15 -24 – 13% 24 -54 – 40% 55 -64– 13% Over 65 – 6% Average Age: 37. 9

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Bottom 10% income - $10, 500 Income Bottom 25% -

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Bottom 10% income - $10, 500 Income Bottom 25% - $22, 500 Median Household Income - $51, 939 Average Individual Income - $81, 400 Middle 33% - $30, 000 to $62, 500 Top 25% - $77, 000 Top 5% - $167, 000 Top 1% - $250, 000

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Less than 9 th Grade - 6% Education No High

Beliefs & Behaviors Demographics Less than 9 th Grade - 6% Education No High School Diploma – 8% High School Graduate only – 32% Some college – 17% Associate’s Degree – 9% Bachelor’s Degree – 18% Graduate Degree – 10%

Demographic Trends Beliefs & Behaviors

Demographic Trends Beliefs & Behaviors

Beliefs & Behaviors Race Demographic Trends America is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse

Beliefs & Behaviors Race Demographic Trends America is becoming more racially and ethnically diverse By 2055 – the US will not have a single racial or ethnic majority Almost 60 million immigrants have arrived in the US in the last 50 years Today 14% of the country is foreign born 5% of the country was foreign born in 1965

Beliefs & Behaviors Race Demographic Trends

Beliefs & Behaviors Race Demographic Trends

Beliefs & Behaviors Region Demographic Trends Americans are moving more towards the South and

Beliefs & Behaviors Region Demographic Trends Americans are moving more towards the South and Southwestern parts of Americans are moving away from the Northeast and the Midwest Fastest growth in Texas, Utah, Colorado, Florida Lowest growth in Illinois, Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan This has implications for elections!

Beliefs & Behaviors Religion Demographic Trends Christians are declining as a % of population

Beliefs & Behaviors Religion Demographic Trends Christians are declining as a % of population – from 78% to 70% since ‘ 07 Largest growing group is “no religious affiliation” from 16% to 23% since ‘ 07 % of non Christian faiths such as Hindu & Muslim has been increasing some

Beliefs & Behaviors Income Demographic Trends The gap between upper income & lower income

Beliefs & Behaviors Income Demographic Trends The gap between upper income & lower income Americans is growing The % in the middle class is shrinking

Beliefs & Behaviors Age “The Graying of America” Demographic Trends

Beliefs & Behaviors Age “The Graying of America” Demographic Trends

Beliefs & Behaviors Age Demographic Trends Older people are becoming a larger percentage of

Beliefs & Behaviors Age Demographic Trends Older people are becoming a larger percentage of the American population Modern medicine allows people to live longer The “Baby Boom” generation of post WW 2 is reaching retirement age Birth rates in the United States are decreasing

Who Participates? Beliefs & Behaviors

Who Participates? Beliefs & Behaviors

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Age Will They Participate? Young

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Age Will They Participate? Young Less Likely Liberal Old More Likely Conservative

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Income Will They Participate? Poor

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Income Will They Participate? Poor Less Likely Liberal Wealthy More Likely Conservative

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Education Will They Participate? Educated

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Education Will They Participate? Educated More Likely Liberal Uneducated Less Likely Conservative Colleges tend to be places with high concentrations of liberals. The more time people spend on college campuses, the more likely they are to have liberal beliefs

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Race Will They Participate? White

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Race Will They Participate? White More Likely Conservative Minority Less Likely * Liberal * According to historical trends, but in 2012, African American voters voted at a higher rate than white voters – which should have huge implications in the future

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Gender Will They Participate? Male

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Gender Will They Participate? Male ? ? Conservative Female ? ? Liberal Gender Gap – the tendency for women in America to have liberal beliefs and vote more Democratic than Republican

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Occupation Will They Participate? Business

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Occupation Will They Participate? Business Owner More Conservative Labor Union More Liberal Labor Unions have traditionally been sources of voters and large campaign contributions for Democrats

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Religion Will They Participate? Religious

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Religion Will They Participate? Religious More Conservative Secular Less Liberal

Demographics Religion Who Participates? Will They Participate? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Catholic

Demographics Religion Who Participates? Will They Participate? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Catholic Historically Loyal to Democratss Jewish Liberal Evangelical Protestant Conservative

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Region Will They Participate? Rural

Demographics Who Participates? Will they lean liberal or conservative? Region Will They Participate? Rural Less Conservative Urban More Liberal In this case, for participation, think beyond “voting”

Demographics Who Participates? Region Will They Participate? Will they lean liberal or conservative? East

Demographics Who Participates? Region Will They Participate? Will they lean liberal or conservative? East Coast More Liberal Midwest More Conservative South Less Conservative West Coast More Liberal

Bigly Ideas Beliefs & Behaviors

Bigly Ideas Beliefs & Behaviors

History Wrap Up Trends in Demographics Which Groups Participate? Who is likely Liberal? Who

History Wrap Up Trends in Demographics Which Groups Participate? Who is likely Liberal? Who is likely conservative? Focus on these things: