We have a wonderful reader base that took time out of their day to take our Presidential Primaries Survey! We received 34 responses and from that we tried to gauge the pulse of what our average Indian American reader feels about the current political climate.
94% of participants will be voting in the primaries, however only 72% of those read up before voting.
Surprisingly, despite having male heavy participation, Elizabeth Warren came out as the winner of our Presidential Primary Poll. Unsurprisingly, the winning candidate was a Democrat, as 61.8% of people responding reported Democratic affiliations.
Some basic demographics, 70% of our participants were making more than 100k a year and 76% of our participants were older than 30. We had gender distribution of: 55.9% male, 44.1% female, 0% nonbinary respondents.
The precedent then set for the following information can provide us some insight into what type of people are responding and what their reasoning might be. Our data indicates that the respondents are professionals with high income, skewing towards a male lens.
When asked about who they will be voting for, the responses were diverse – some outdated:
- Elizabeth Warren (8) – 23.5%
- Bernie Sanders (4), Michael Bloomberg (4), Abstain (4) – 11.8%
- Joe Biden (3), Donald Trump (3) – 8.8%
- Pete Buttigieg (2), Tulsi Gabbard (2) – 5.9%
- Amy Klobuchar (1), Andrew Yang (1), None of the Above (1) – 2.9%
Top three issues taxpayers would want their money spent on:
- Health Care
- Environment and Infrastructure
What the information above indicates is that our readers want a female presence in the Oval Office. Upon further investigation, 6/15 women voted for Elizabeth Warren with only 2 votes for Warren being male. The distribution shows that identity politics plays a huge role during election season.
Furthermore, I initially thought that our high income base would be concerned with tax cuts, yet the survey shows that they are not. Most respondents genuinely care about future generations living in a sustainable world with good education and (hopefully) affordable health care.
Happy Super Tuesday and get out the vote!
Srishti Prabha is the current Assistant Editor at India Currents and has worked in low income/affordable housing as an advocate for women and people of color. She is passionate about diversifying spaces, preserving culture, and removing barriers to equity.