Sunday, November 7, 2004


Single women and young adults disappointed by election results

A story released today by the Associated Press reported the post-election reactions of voters according to various characteristics, including gender, age, and marital status.

Here is what the story said:

Question: Do any of the following describe your own personal feelings about the results of the 2004 presidential election?

Percentage that said yes: followed by those groups most likely to feel that way.

--Angry, 24 percent: Women, young adults, minorities, Democrats.

--Proud, 46 percent: Men, those over age 65, whites, Southerners, Republicans.

--Excited, 37 percent: Those over age 65, whites, Southerners, rural Americans, Republicans, evangelicals.

Hopeful, 58 percent: Men, those over age 65, whites, those with less than a college education, Southerners, rural Americans, Republicans, evangelicals.

Disappointed, 48 percent: Women, young adults, minorities, urban Americans, Democrats, those who make less than $25,000 a year.

Surprised, 29 percent: Minorities, urban Americans, Democrats.

Depressed, 27 percent: College-educated voters, urban voters, unmarried women, Democrats.

of 844 registered voters was taken Nov. 3-5 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, larger for subgroups.