Work is underway for the 2014 elections for the Senate, House and more. We’ll be tracking how comic fans break down in the political spectrum throughout this election year. Again, I dove into Facebook to figure out how it all shakes out.
For these stats, I used the terms I’d normally use to determine other demographic breakdowns of comic fans. Facebook also provides the ability to break down those stats into convenient groups as far as politics which I have used.
According to Facebook 35.83% or 8.6 million comic fans are “active” politically in the United States, that’s 200,000 more than the previous month. This breaks down further into 4.6 million men (53.49%), and 4 million women (46.51%).
Party affiliation is pretty clear as folks can indicate a party or none (which I assume is the non-partisan stat). The non-partisans make up the majority of comic fans with 51.15%, liberals are 25.95% of comic fans and 22.90% of comic fans or conservative. Conservatives gained 0.07 percentage points from the previous month while the percentage of the other two shrank.
Further breakdown of gender when it comes to party affiliation:
- Conservative: 53.33% men, 46.67% women
- Liberal: 52.94% men, 47.06% women
- Non-Partisan: 55.22% men, 44.78% women
We’ll keep watching to see how the political winds might be reflected through this.