Polling News

Political Engagement Among Democrats And Republicans

August 23, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, voters who support Democratic candidates for Congress are more politically engaged than voters who support Republicans for Congress, but voters from both parties are politically active on social media. 

Seven percent of registered voters (5% for Republicans and 9% for Democrats) said they have worked or volunteered for a campaign.  Fourteen percent of voters said they have attended a political rally or a campaign (8% Republican versus 22% Democrat); 15% of voters said they have attended a local government meeting (14% Republican versus 18% Democrat); 19% said they have contributed money to a campaign (18% Republican versus 23% Democrat); and 30% of voters said they have contacted an elected official (28% Republican versus 36% Democrat). 

Both Republicans and Democrats are engaged on social media, however.  Thirty-one percent of voters said they publicly expressed opposition to a campaign on social media (31% for Republicans and 35% for Democrats.  Thirty-four percent of voters said they publicly expressed support for a campaign on social media (39% for Republicans and 35% for Democrats).

Democrats believe enthusiasm is on their side this election cycle, but time will tell whether #Resist political rallies translate into volunteers and votes.  Republicans must give their voters reasons to engage on more than social media, while also contributing, volunteering, and attending events.

Related PollingNews

Placeholder polling news
November 14, 2019 |
Polling News
Americans disapprove of both Congressional Republicans and Democrats, according to a recent Gallup poll.  ...
Placeholder polling news
November 07, 2019 |
Polling News
There were mixed takeaways in Tuesday’s elections. ...
Placeholder polling news
October 31, 2019 |
Polling News
The impeachment inquiry has dominated the news for weeks.  So how are key voters responding?  ...
Placeholder polling news
October 24, 2019 |
Polling News
The Wall Street Journal looked at the Republican Party after almost four years of the Trump Presidency and found that while the party’s size has been relatively unchanged (around 36% of voters self-identify as Republicans today compared to roughly 37% in ...
Button karlsbooks
Button readinglist
Button nextapperance