Sociology and dating trends


PRINCETON, NJ -- Non-Hispanic whites accounted for 89% of Republican self-identifiers nationwide in 2012, while accounting for 70% of independents and 60% of Democrats.Over one-fifth of Democrats (22%) were black, while 16% of independents were Hispanic.Although Asians and other races make up a small proportion of the U. population, the data show that the political pattern they follow is quite similar to that of Hispanics: they are most likely to identify as independents, second-most likely to identify as Democrats, and least likely to identify as Republicans.Racial Breakdown of Independents and Democrats Has Shifted Most Since 2008 The racial and ethnic composition of the Republican Party today is similar to what it was in 2008, the year when Gallup began its daily tracking.Phrased differently, the independent and Democratic segments of the U. population are now less white than they were in 2008, reflecting the uptick in the U. Almost nine in 10 Republicans are white, in stark contrast to the racial and ethnic composition of the overall adult population.On the other hand, the Democratic Party is disproportionately nonwhite.

Compared with fathers heading households with two married parents, single dads are younger, less educated, less financially well-off and less likely to be white.But their look-at-me tendencies are not without limits.Most Millennials have placed privacy boundaries on their social media profiles.In 1960, about 14% of single parent households were headed by fathers, today almost one-quarter (24%) are.There are some notable differences between single mothers and single fathers.A Ninefold Increase Since 1960By Gretchen Livingston A record 8% of households with minor children in the United States are headed by a single father, up from just over 1% in 1960, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Decennial Census and American Community Survey data.

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