Percent of Population Identifying as Democrat


Percent of population that thinks of themselves as “strong” or “not strong” Democrats.


General Social Survey, 1987-2010. The Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality used the “Survey Documentation and Analysis” interface provided by the University of California, Berkeley, to generate the data.

Methodological Notes: 

The exact question wording is, “Generally speaking, do you usually think of yourself as a Republican, Democrat, Independent, or what?” Answer choices are “strong Democrat,” “not strong Democrat,” “Independent, near Democrat,” “Independent,” “Independent, near Republican,” “not strong Republican,” “strong Republican,” or “other party.”

A small number of respondents said they did not know.