Posts tagged ‘California Voter Demographics’

Ethnic Latino Vote Propensity by Age California Statewide

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Ethnic Latinos are a relatively recent immigrant population.Compared to the California average the registration rates among the young are much higher. This is probably a combination of a relatively higher civic involvement among the young and relatively higher birth rates than the average population. As is true with many immigrant groups, the young are relatively more integrated with American civic culture than the old. A comparison with the full age pyramid, including both voters and non voters,would provide a bit more precision to this view.

The spike among the youngest voters is the “Obama” spike. Younger voters registering  just to participate in the 2008 General Election.

The vote propensity is the number of elections voted in, zero through four, out of the past four primaries and generals (June and November of 2006 and June and November of 2008).

The graph has five lines, one each representing the percentage of total registered voters by each year of age for each of the five vote propensity levels.

Voter ethnicity was identified based on surname and personal name. This is considered the best available method, though it is likely to miss some members of the ethnic group and include some who are not members.

Source of raw data: Labels and Lists of Bellevue, Washington.

Ethnic Filipino Vote Propensity by Age California Statewide

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Ethnic Filipinos are a relatively recent immigrant population.Compared to the California average the registration rates among the young are much higher. This is probably a combination of a relatively higher civic involvement among the young and relatively higher birth rates than the average population. As is true with many immigrant groups, the young are relatively more integrated with American civic culture than the old. A comparison with the full age pyramid, including both voters and non voters,would provide a bit more precision to this view.

The spike among the youngest voters is the “Obama” spike. Younger voters registering  just to participate in the 2008 General Election.

The vote propensity is the number of elections voted in, zero through four, out of the past four primaries and generals (June and November of 2006 and June and November of 2008).

The graph has five lines, one each representing the percentage of total registered voters by each year of age for each of the five vote propensity levels.

Voter ethnicity was identified based on surname and personal name. This is considered the best available method, though it is likely to miss some members of the ethnic group and include some who are not members.

Source of raw data: Labels and Lists of Bellevue, Washington.

Ethnic Chinese Vote Propensity by Age California Statewide

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Ethnic Chinese are a relatively recent immigrant population.Compared to the California average the registration rates among the young are much higher. This is probably a combination of a relatively higher civic involvement among the young and relatively higher birth rates than the average population. As is true with many immigrant groups, the young are relatively more integrated with American civic culture than the old. A comparison with the full age pyramid, including both voters and non voters,would provide a bit more precision to this view.

The spike among the youngest voters is the “Obama” spike. Younger voters registering  just to participate in the 2008 General Election.

 The vote propensity is the number of elections voted in, zero through four, out of the past four primaries and generals (June and November of 2006 and June and November of 2008).

The graph has five lines, one each representing the percentage of total registered voters by each year of age for each of the five vote propensity levels.

Voter ethnicity was identified based on surname and personal name. This is considered the best available method, though it is likely to miss some members of the ethnic group and include some who are not members.

Source of raw data: Labels and Lists of Bellevue, Washington.

Ethnic Vietnamese Vote Propensity by Age California Statewide

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This is the first post in a series looking at vote propensity among California’s ethnic groups.

Ethnic Vietnamese are a relatively recent immigrant population. Compared to the California average the registration rates among the young are much higher. This is probably a combination of a relatively higher civic involvement among the young and relatively higher birth rates than the average population. As is true with many immigrant groups, the young are relatively more integrated with American civic culture than the old. A comparison with the full age pyramid, including both voters and non voters,would provide a bit more precision to this view.

The spike among the youngest voters is the “Obama” spike. Younger voters registering  just to participate in the 2008 General Election.

An interesting demographic feature is the “valley” between ages 28 and 33. Birth rates tend to decline during difficult times and the higher age corresponds to the fall of South Vietnam.

The vote propensity is the number of elections voted in, zero through four, out of the past four primaries and generals (June and November of 2006 and June and November of 2008).

The graph has five lines, one each representing the percentage of total registered voters by each year of age for each of the five vote propensity levels.

Voter ethnicity was identified based on surname and personal name. This is considered the best available method, though it is likely to miss some members of the ethnic group and include some who are not members.

Source of data: Labels and Lists of Bellevue, Washington.

Vote Propensity by Age California Statewide

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This graph shows the voter propensity by age for all California voters. As such, this serves as a baseline for the relationship between vote propensity and age. Upcoming posts will examine this relationship among various major California ethnic groups.

There are several evident spikes. Two are most prominent and interesting.  The spike at age 63, most evident among 4/4 voters, clearly signifies the beginning of the Baby Boom. The spike among the youngest voters is the “Obama” spike. Younger voters registered for the first time  just to participate in the 2008 General Election.

The vote propensity is the number of elections voted in, zero through four, out of the past four primaries and generals (June and November of 2006 and June and November of 2008).

The graph has five lines, one each representing the percentage of total registered voters by each year of age for each of the five vote propensity levels.

The vote propensity was based on four elections: the 2006 June Primary and November General and the 2008 June Primary and November General.

Source: Labels and Lists of Bellevue, Washington.