Thursday, March 22, 2018

Did nonwhite rural voters in 2016 vote more like rural voters or nonwhite voters? County-level graphs say the latter

Washington Post graphic; click on the image to enlarge it.
In an interview about his new book The Left Behind: Decline and Rage in Rural America, which we reported on, author Robert Wuthnow commented that rural America is about 10 percent nonwhite, and that percentage is increasing as more Hispanics and immigrants settled in rural areas.

That led Philip Bump pf The Washington Post to examine whether nonwhite rural residents tended to vote Republican, like most rural people, or Democratic, like most nonwhite people, in the 2016 presidential election. His reasoning, through which he guides us, is a fascinating feat of data wrangling. Click here to read more.

His conclusion? Nonwhite rural voters were far more likely to vote Democratic than Republican, as shown by the chart.

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