How Jobs and Pay Affect Voting Behavior

Which candidate do psychologists favor? What about doctors or nurses?

How Jobs and Pay Affect Voting Behavior Photo (cc) by DonkeyHotey

Job research site PayScale has made some interesting election-related charts based on pay, job skills, and occupation.

Some of the stats are intuitive or stereotypical, like rich people and oil companies tending to vote Republican …

PayScale Presidential Election Stats

PayScale Presidential Election Stats

But other stuff is more interesting, like the tipping point salary sitting at about $85,000. Below that, people are more likely to support Obama. Clinical psychologists are almost four times as likely to vote for Obama as the average American, according to the charts.

PayScale Presidential Election Stats

It’s also interesting that the healthcare industry is nearly split even, with doctors slightly favoring Obama and nurses slightly favoring Romney…

PayScale Presidential Election Stats

The charts are based on surveys of more than 12,000 people.

Brandon Ballenger
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