Saturday, October 01, 2005
Amazing Stats on Red-Staters and Internet Use
Though it should come as a shock to no one, more Kerry-voting blue-staters have high-speed internet access than their red-state Bush-loyal counterparts. Leichtman Research Group's recent broadband report found that at the beginning of 2005, "broadband penetration of households in the U.S. stood at close to 29 percent nationwide, and that disparities in penetration are largely related to variations in household income across the states, which are strikingly similar to the state-by-state splits in the 2004 presidential election."
Other highlights of the report: the eight states with broadband penetration over 35 percent all voted for John Kerry in 2004 while the eleven states with 20 percent or less voted for Bush. Cumulative broadband penetration in states that voted for Kerry was 33 percent compared to 25 percent in states that voted for Bush. Andy