But the truth is that in these neighborhoods, half of the married couples living under the same roof are not one-party pairs.
In fact, except in overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhoods (which tend to be African-American neighborhoods), close to half of households are not Democratic-only or Republican-only.
Sure, most people are not very political, but among those who are, partisanship seems to be affecting nonpolitical realms of their lives. Catalist maintains a continuously updated database containing records of personal, political and commercial data for nearly all American adults.
That phenomenon motivated a colleague and me to gather data about mixed-partisan marriages. We focused on registered voters in the 30 states that track voters’ party affiliation.
The main reason for the dramatic relationship with age is that younger voters are more inclined to register as independents than older voters are. As the chart shows, while the proportion of Democratic-independent and Republican-independent pairs shrinks from the youngest couples to the oldest couples, the proportion of Democratic-Republican pairs actually doubles — i.e., the purple band becomes bigger.
Fourth, we looked at the neighborhoods where couples live.
Second, 55 percent of married couples are Democratic-only or Republican-only, which raises a question: Is that a big number or a small number?
In other words, is there more or less partisan intermarriage than we should expect? We can compare interparty marriages to interracial marriages.
The intention, clearly, was to convey that India was filled to the brim.Meanwhile, children of Zoroastrian men who intermarry are likelier to be accepted.Unlike, say, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Zoroastrianism calls for individual rather than communal worship services in its houses of worship, called fire temples, and it prescribes “good thoughts, good words, good deeds” rather than the plethora of positive and negative rules that govern other religious traditions.We were curious: How many Americans are married to someone of the other party? For simplicity, we mostly focused on male-female partners who live at the same address, share a last name, are within 15 years of age (sorry, Donald and Melania Trump), and are the oldest such pair in the household.
We also cut the data in other ways, such as incorporating same-sex couples as well as couples who do not share a last name.
Evidence abounds that Democrats and Republicans really do not like each other.