Dating marriage member 2016
Evidence abounds that Democrats and Republicans really do not like each other.
Researchers have found that they avoid dating one another, desire not to live near one another and disapprove of the idea that their offspring would marry someone outside their party (see here, here, here). To answer these questions, I teamed up with Yair Ghitza, chief scientist at Catalist, a prominent political data firm that sells data to left-of-center campaigns and interest groups, and also to academics like me who use the data for scholarly research.
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Second, 55 percent of married couples are Democratic-only or Republican-only, which raises a question: Is that a big number or a small number?
Today, many refer to young Koreans as the “ generation” (literally, “giving up on three”) because they have given up on these three things: dating, marriage and children.
But the truth is that in these neighborhoods, half of the married couples living under the same roof are not one-party pairs.
In fact, except in overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhoods (which tend to be African-American neighborhoods), close to half of households are not Democratic-only or Republican-only.
In our research paper, we try out 32 different ways to define marriage in the data.
Without getting too deep into the details, there’s a trade-off in how we define marriage here.
The main reason for the dramatic relationship with age is that younger voters are more inclined to register as independents than older voters are. As the chart shows, while the proportion of Democratic-independent and Republican-independent pairs shrinks from the youngest couples to the oldest couples, the proportion of Democratic-Republican pairs actually doubles — i.e., the purple band becomes bigger.