Analysis of the California Electorate

 

Assignment: Analysis of the California Electorate
Please answer the following questions in paragraph format:
Part I: California Demographics
1. How many people reside in California?
2. What is the ethnic make-up of California residents1?
3. What is the gender make-up of California residents?
4. What are the age demographics of California residents?
Part II: California Registered Voters
5. How many Californians are registered voters?
6. What is the ethnic make-up of California registered voters?
7. What is the gender make-up of California registered voters?
8. What are the age demographics of California registered voters?
9. In terms of political party affiliation, how are California voters registered (% Democrat,
% Republican, % Other)?
Part III: Your Analysis
10. How does the ethnic make-up of California residents (#2) compare to the ethnic make-up
of California registered voters (#6)?
11. For the November 2016 election, what percentage of California registered voters actually
voted?
12. Now that you have a snap shot of California voters, discuss who the decision makers are.
Who votes? Ethnicity? Age? Gender? Is it important to vote? Why or why not?
Due Date: June 3, 2018
Helpful Resources:
http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/jtf/JTF_LikelyVotersJTF.pdf
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/
http://www.dof.ca.gov/research/demographic/state_census_data_center/products-services/
http://www.sos.ca.gov/admin/press-releases/prior/2007/DB07_006.pdf
1 Please note that for purposes of this assignment, the term “residents” refers to anyone who lives in the California,
regardless of immigration status.

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