May 5, 2011

THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE:

Pew Political Typology (Pew Research)
I came out as:

Main Street Republicans

11% of the public

What They Believe

Highly critical of government
Strongly opposed to abortion and same-sex marriage
Less enamored of business than the Staunch Conservatives
Generally negative about immigrants
Mostly opposed to social welfare programs
Confident that hard work pays off
Supportive of government efforts to protect the environment

Who They Are

76% are Republicans
Most are homeowners (84%); 51% have a gun in the household
Predominately non-Hispanic white (88%)
Highly religious (91% say religion is a very important part of their lives)
Concentrated in the South and Midwest
Nearly one-quarter (24%) follow NASCAR racing
Most say they have enough income to lead the life they want


Though this seems just as close:
New Coalition Democrats

10% of the public
What They Believe

Strongly pro-government
Upbeat about the country's ability to solve problems and an individual's ability to get ahead through hard work
Approve of regulation and environmental protection
More positive about business than other Democratic-oriented groups
Generally liberal on racial issues
Hospitable to immigrants: 78% believe they strengthen society
Very religious and socially conservative

Who They Are

56% are Democrats
Majority-minority group: 34% white, 30% black and 26% Latino
About three-in-ten are first or second generation Americans
55% have only a high school education or less
23% are not registered to vote
Only 34% read a daily newspaper
Half are regular volunteers for charity or non-profit groups



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