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Demographics of the 2016 election

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This years presidential election has shown how divided the U.S. has become. The splits between different demographics and their political views is increasing at an alarming rate. A quick glance at the exit polls from the 2016 election shows the stark divide in our country.

Exit Polls:

Here is how gender affected voters.

 

Gender:

53% of men voted for Trump.

41% of men voted for Clinton.

54% of women voted for Clinton.

42% of men voted for Trump

Here is how age affected voters.

 

Age:

52% of those aged 18-44 voted for Clinton.

40% of those aged 18-44 voted for Trump.

53% of those aged 45 and older voted for Trump.

44% of those aged 45 and older voted for Clinton.

 

Here is how race affected voters.

Race:

58% of whites voted for Trump.

37% of whites voted for Clinton.

74% of non-whites voted for Clinton.

21% of non-whites voted for Trump.

 

Here is how education affected voters.

Education:

51% of those with high school education or less voted for Trump.

45% of those with high school education or less voted for Clinton.

58% of those with a postgraduate degree voted for Clinton.

37% of those with a postgraduate degree voted for Trump.

 

Here is how religion affected voters.

Religion:

54% of those that attend religious services monthly or more are Trump supporters.

42% of those that attend religious services monthly or more are Clinton supporters.

54% of those that attend religious services less than that are Clinton supporters.

40% of those that attend religious services less than that are Trump supporters.

 

Here is how voters viewed the candidates.

Favorability:

54% of voters viewed Clinton unfavorably.

60% of voters viewed Trump unfavorably.

 

Here is how LGBT’s voted.

LGBT:

78% of LGBT’s voted for Clinton.

14% of LGBT’s voted for Trump.

 

This data is based off of exit polls taken after people cast their ballot for president. They can tell us some important things. This data shows which groups candidates were able to win over. Trump won over people who are: men, aged 45 and older, whites, uneducated, religious, and live in rural areas. Clinton won over people who are: women, aged 45 and younger, non-whites, educated, non-religious, and are LGBT. Donald Trump, the president elect, has the difficult task ahead of trying to reunite a divided country.

 

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Demographics of the 2016 election