Stats And Infographics On The 2016 Presidential Election – PayScale Election Coverage

Overview:

PayScale surveyed 17,227 users between August 5, 2016 and August 25, 2016, as part of its ongoing employee compensation survey, to see how they’re planning to cast their vote in the November presidential election. We intend to update this data and add new data splits on a weekly basis. In addition to standard information collected by PayScale re: compensation and career, respondents were asked to provide their political affiliation, if any, and for whom they intend to vote. Participation in these election-related questions was completely optional and not required to complete a PayScale employee compensation survey. For some background, Payscale did this during the election in 2012 and correctly predicted Barack Obama the winner, so they decided to do it again.

The data is broken down to show

  • Candidate Choice
  • Political Affiliation
  • Industry
  • Income Level
  • Education Level
  • Age Level
Stats And Infographics On The 2016 Presidential Election By Age, Party, Education, Income And More
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What is your political affiliation?

  • Registered Republican
  • Registered Democrat
  • Independent
  • Not Registered to Vote
  • Prefer not to Say

* Respondents who chose “Prefer not to say” when asked about political affiliation were still allowed to answer the candidate preference question. They happened to be much more likely to choose “I do not intend to vote” when asked about candidate preference. Those that chose “Not Registered to Vote” were not included in this analysis.

Who do you plan to vote for in the November presidential election?

  • Clinton / Kaine
  • Trump / Pence
  • A third-party candidate
  • Undecided
  • I do not intend to vote
  • Prefer not to say

In this second analysis, PayScale analyzed differences in candidate choice:

Overall

Candidate Choice All Affiliation All
Clinton / Kaine 32% Registered Democrat 38%
Trump / Pence 22% Registered Republican 32%
3rd Party Candidate 11% Independent 30%
Undecided 25%
I do not intend to vote 10%
± 0.8% ± 0.8%

 

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By Political Affiliation

Candidate Choice Registered Democrat Registered Republican Independent
Clinton / Kaine 74% 4% 25%
Trump / Pence 3% 65% 11%
3rd Party Candidate 6% 7% 25%
Undecided 14% 21% 31%
I do not intend to vote 3% 3% 8%
± 1.8% ± 1.4% ± 1.7%

 

By Industry

Industry Clinton / Kaine Trump / Pence 3rd Party Candidate I do not intend to vote Undecided Error
All 32% 22% 11% 10% 25% ± 0.8%
Accommodation and Food Services 27% 21% 12% 15% 25% ± 4.2%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 26% 24% 10% 12% 28% ± 3.8%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 26% 29% 5% 7% 33% ± 11.8%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 43% 14% 11% 10% 22% ± 7.2%
Construction 16% 37% 11% 10% 26% ± 3.5%
Educational Services 49% 14% 9% 7% 21% ± 4.2%
Finance and Insurance 32% 20% 11% 9% 28% ± 3%
Health Care and Social Assistance 34% 22% 8% 10% 26% ± 2%
Information 46% 13% 10% 9% 22% ± 4.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 28% 19% 19% 2% 32% ± 12.6%
Manufacturing 25% 27% 13% 10% 25% ± 2.2%
Mining 21% 36% 4% 5% 34% ± 9.8%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 31% 20% 14% 13% 22% ± 4.9%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 41% 14% 15% 8% 22% ± 2.1%
Public Administration 33% 22% 12% 8% 25% ± 3.7%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 33% 23% 8% 13% 23% ± 6.2%
Retail 29% 24% 11% 12% 24% ± 2.9%
Transportation and Warehousing 23% 28% 12% 9% 28% ± 5.2%
Utilities 23% 35% 15% 7% 20% ± 7%
Wholesale Trade 31% 20% 12% 14% 23% ± 4.2%

 

Industry Clinton Relative Frequency Trump Relative Frequency 3rd Party Relative Frequency I do not intend to vote Relative Frequency Undecided Relative frequency
All 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
Accommodation and Food Services 0.84 0.95 1.00 1.50 1.00
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 0.81 1.09 0.91 1.20 1.12
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0.81 1.36 0.45 0.70 1.32
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.34 0.64 1.00 1.00 0.88
Construction 0.50 1.73 1.00 1.00 1.04
Educational Services 1.53 0.64 0.82 0.70 0.84
Finance and Insurance 1.00 0.91 1.00 0.90 1.12
Health Care and Social Assistance 1.06 1.00 0.73 1.00 1.04
Information 1.41 0.59 0.91 0.90 0.88
Management of Companies and Enterprises 0.88 0.86 1.73 0.20 1.28
Manufacturing 0.78 1.23 1.18 1.00 1.00
Mining 0.66 1.64 0.36 0.50 1.36
Other Services (except Public Administration) 0.97 0.91 1.27 1.30 0.88
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1.28 0.64 1.36 0.80 0.88
Public Administration 1.03 1.00 1.09 0.80 1.00
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.03 1.05 0.73 1.30 0.96
Retail 0.91 1.09 1.00 1.20 0.96
Transportation and Warehousing 0.72 1.27 1.09 0.90 1.12
Utilities 0.69 1.59 1.36 0.70 0.80
Wholesale Trade 1.00 0.91 1.09 1.40 0.92

 

By Income Level

All (Male + Female)
Candidate Choice Less than 25k $25k to <50k $50k to <75k $75k to <100k $100k to <200k $200k+
Clinton / Kaine 26% 35% 36% 36% 41% 35%
Trump / Pence 21% 20% 21% 22% 21% 21%
3rd Party Candidate 8% 12% 11% 14% 10% 12%
Undecided 28% 24% 24% 23% 22% 27%
I do not intend to vote 17% 9% 8% 5% 6% 5%
Error ± 7.4% ± 2% ± 1.8% ± 2.6% ± 2.9% ± 10.2%

 

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By Education Level

Candidate Choice High School Associate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctoral
Clinton / Kaine 22% 22% 38% 45% 55%
Trump / Pence 29% 28% 17% 14% 14%
3rd Party Candidate 9% 11% 14% 11% 10%
Undecided 25% 29% 24% 24% 15%
I do not intend to vote 15% 10% 7% 6% 6%

 

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By Age

Candidate Choice 18 to 24 25 to 34 35 to 44 45 to 54 55 or more
Clinton / Kaine 30% 34% 32% 29% 31%
Trump / Pence 17% 16% 25% 32% 33%
3rd Party Candidate 15% 16% 9% 5% 4%
Undecided 23% 23% 25% 27% 28%
I do not intend to vote 15% 11% 9% 7% 4%

 

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Presidential Election – Definitions

Industry: This is the industry of the respondent as classified in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy (http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/).

Total Cash Compensation (TCC): TCC combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, and other forms of cash earnings as applicable.

It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).

Median Pay: The median pay is the national median (50th Percentile) annual total cash compensation.  Half of the people with the degree earn more than the median, while half earn less. Range in pay within a degree can be very wide depending upon job choice, years of experience, scope of responsibility, location of work, etc.  For example, pay can be higher than the stated median pay if the worker has more responsibility, chooses a higher paying field, or works in a city like New York.

Education: Education levels correspond to the highest level of education obtained.


Presidential Election – About PayScale:

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