The two (white) Americas

Nice piece on 538 looking at the power of religion and education in explaining the voting choices of white voters (with minority voters, it’s much more simple– not the party that marginalizes and disrespects them).  This chart shows the power of education and religion as compared to other demographic factors (notice the minimal impact of income):

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And this cool chart shows in more detail religion and education:

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Interesting to see the almost mirror images at the extremes.  More than 3/4 of college-educated whites who never attend church support Clinton.  More than 3/4 of no-college whites who attend church weekly support Trump.  Here’s your two Americas.

 

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About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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