The “Old Rich White People Vote” Video and the Data to Back that Up

We know you have seen it. But heading into election week, we thought it would be good to show it again and throw out the numbers that support it.

This video is a good representation of the people who vote in the United States. While it is meant to be provocative, it really does have a point. Here’s the data:

According to the Pew Research Center, older voters (ages 65 and older) preferred Trump over Clinton 53%-45%. And their turnout rate was 70.9%. Among whites, Trump won an overwhelming share of those without a college degree; and among white college graduates, Trump outperformed Clinton by a narrow 4-point margin.

Only 50% of millennials (18-29) voted in the 2016 election according to Brookings. Clinton took 55 percent of their votes while Donald Trump got only 37 percent of the millennial electorate.

In 2016, the black voter turnout rate declined for the first time in 20 years in a presidential election, falling to 59.6%. The Latino voter turnout rate was 47.6% in 2016.

Source: Pew Research Center , Brookings, U.S







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