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How Sex Rocks the Vote

For 70 years, divisions in American politics broke along economic lines. Generally speaking, blue-collar workers voted Democrat; white-collar workers voted Republican. But today there is a more reliable predictor of people’s political allegiances than their pocketbooks: where they stand on sexual issues….

A map showing percentages of adult movies in the home-video market by state “bore an eerie resemblance” to the 2000 election results…

I wonder whether being a parent who often misses movies in the theater because he’s got child care duties correlates to some voting pattern– other than “not being able to get from the pediatrician to the polling place in time.”

[via Joho]