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The Demographics of Liberty
29 Jun 2004
...In the February issue of Liberty, we published a summary of the new survey's findings about libertarian opinion and belief, along with an analysis of the results. In this issue, we turn to the demographics of libertarians.

As in 1988, we learned that most libertarians are male, white, heterosexual, monogamous, married, well-educated, with fairly high income. They are mostly first-born. Most were raised in a religious environment, but do not consider themselves to be religious today. They are more likely to work in technical fields or in private business than most Americans, and far less likely to be government employees.

Here are some of the questions we asked, along with the responses:

Are you male or female?
..................1988......1998
male..........95%.......90%
female.........5%.......10%

What is your race?
..................1988......1998
white........100%.......95%
other.............0%.........5%

What is your annual income?
(thousands.......1988.......1998
$100+...................5%..........20%
$50-100.............26%..........32%
$30-50...............26%..........20%
$20-30...............14%..........14%
$10-20...............14%............8%
$10 or less........16%............6%

Were you ever in the military?
..................1988......1998
Yes.............27%......33%
No...............73%......67%

Was your highest rank enlisted or officer?
(Question only asked to those with military experience.)
..................1988......1998
enlisted.....88%......35%
officer.........12%......65%

www.libertysoft.com/liberty/features/72demographics.html