ANALYZING THE DEMOGRAPHICS OF POWER
Do women have an equal voice in local government? What percentage of elected prosecutors are white? Our race and gender data include politicians and candidates at the federal, state, and county levels, as well as the 200 largest cities and 38 major metropolitan areas. Our opinion research offers fresh insights on how voters feel about the demographics of power.
The Campaign’s data has inspired activism and scholarship, generated coast-to-coast headlines, and moved the needle on electing more women and people of color into office, and since the 2016 elections, it’s taken on new meaning. Our findings underscore just how far our democracy has to go before women and people of color gain their share of seats at the table of power. They also show encouraging trends since the election of Donald Trump. These quantitative and qualitative tools offer context and insights for everything from Trump’s ascent to the more recent victories by upstart reflective candidates.