Blog Reader Survey

Henry Copeland releases the latest BlogAds reader survey results. Some of the findings he highlights:

Democrat blog readers are most likely to contribute online (78%) while Libertarians the least (53%).

Sounds about right. Indeed, who are the libertarians going to contribute to? Certainly, not the moribund Libertarian Party.

Republican blog readers make the most (70% over 60K) and Greens the least (50% over 60K).

Greens are the most antagonistic to TV (48% think it is worthless) versus 22% of Republican readers.

Sometimes, the stereotypes are right!

Libertarian and Green blog readers are mostly likely to be bloggers themselves (29%), while Republican blog readers are least likely to be bloggers (17%.)

I’m not sure what that means, precisely. Maybe it’s just that Libertarians and Greens are a tighter circle whereas Republicans and Democrats are less of a niche audience.

James Joyner
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  1. It’s grossly inaccurate for you to say the Libertarian Party is moribund. At last November’s election, for the third congressional election in a row, the Libertarian Party polled over 1,000,000 votes for its US House nominees. No other minor party in US history has done this even twice. Also the Libertarian Party has a very important First Amendment election law case pending in the US Supreme Court, which (if the party wins) will affect all political parties.

  2. James Joyner says:

    How many major officeholders (President, Senator, Congress, Governor) are Libertarian Party members?

    A million votes in a country with nearly three million people ain’t much.

  3. McGehee says:

    A million votes in a country with nearly three million people ain’t much.

    Okay, campers, here’s the challenge: the word “hundred” is missing from this sentence. Put it where it belongs, and you get an OTB merit badge!