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Question: Political ideology of gamers
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« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2011, 10:08:29 pm »

How do you define "video gamer"?  Do any of you have actual data from market research on the gaming demo?  From a quick Google search, I found this:

http://www.itfacts.biz/65-of-us-households-play-video-games-38-have-consoles-40-are-female/10918

No idea how accurate it is, but it seems like some of you are making some cartoonish stereotypes about who plays video games.
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« Reply #51 on: June 05, 2011, 04:01:04 am »

Either Democrats or Libertarians.
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« Reply #52 on: June 17, 2012, 02:57:44 pm »

Either Democrats or Libertarians.
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« Reply #53 on: June 18, 2012, 04:38:15 am »

GOP are more pro-censorship, so definitely dems.
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« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2012, 08:49:18 pm »

I'm an avid gamer and consider myself a right leaning Libertarian.  Own all the current gen consoles, PS3, 360 and Wii.
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« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2012, 02:20:37 pm »

Considering most people who play video games are people screwing around with a downloadable Tetris on their smartphone (many of whom are quite old), I don't really think it's any different from the public at large.
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« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2012, 05:12:46 pm »

Considering most people who play video games are people screwing around with a downloadable Tetris on their smartphone (many of whom are quite old), I don't really think it's any different from the public at large.

I'm thinking (and probably so is the OP) that this means people who habitually play video games as a hobby, not just Angry Birds.
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« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2012, 08:52:24 pm »

I'm a Republican gamer.

Most gamers I know are either Rawn Pawl Libertarians or socialists.
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« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2012, 10:16:50 pm »

If we only count people that play over 5 hours a week:
Xbox: even D/R more libertarians than general population(about 2-3x)
PS3: Lean D
Wii: Republican
PC: Democratic, a lot of anti-capitalists.
Here's the leading ideology of the games based on forums I visit
Wc3: social democrats, half of posters from EU half from US
Sc2: US "liberals"
Dota: no coherent ideology, just drunken rants.
Sc2 supplement:
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=330491
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« Reply #59 on: September 09, 2019, 04:32:07 pm »

This demo swung hard to Trump after Gamergate. Toxic white masculinity is connected with gaming culture, young males especially. Reddit and 4chain are symbols of this epidemic, and those are communities that have overlap with this culture.


They are going for either Bernie or Yang for those that are registered as Democrats.
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« Reply #60 on: September 09, 2019, 05:37:42 pm »

We bringing this back? Ok, I guess. From what I've seen I think it mostly depends on what type of genre they prefer. People who mostly play MMO, games that are Western like Red Dead Redemption and Far Cry, or games based around Nordic mythology are usually Republican and mostly alt-right. People who mostly play jrpgs, indie platformers, and hardcore Nintendo fans except that one closeted guy with Trump picture in his bedroom, for the most part, are liberal-leaning.
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« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2019, 06:07:15 pm »

Gamers don’t vote as that would require getting off the sofa.
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« Reply #62 on: September 09, 2019, 06:09:02 pm »

I'm a Republican gamer.

Most gamers I know are either Rawn Pawl Libertarians or socialists.

Wait you used to be a Republican
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« Reply #63 on: September 09, 2019, 07:02:57 pm »

Nintendo fans: Always Democratic.

“Neckbeard” gamers:

2000: Bush (Tipper and Lieberman terrified them)

2004: Kerry (They disliked No Child Left Behind, Bush’s evangelicalism, and the War on Terror)

2008: Obama (see above)

2012: Unsure

2016: Unsure
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« Reply #64 on: September 09, 2019, 07:40:27 pm »

PC: Democrat Console: Republican
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« Reply #65 on: September 09, 2019, 08:08:15 pm »

Nintendo fans: Always Democratic.

“Neckbeard” gamers:

2000: Bush (Tipper and Lieberman terrified them)
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2004: Kerry (They disliked No Child Left Behind, Bush’s evangelicalism, and the War on Terror)

2008: Obama (see above)

2012: Unsure Prob Obama but super close like 51-47 type

2016: Def Trump with a lot of votes for third party prob something like 46-39-10-5
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« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2019, 10:14:40 pm »

On electronic voting machines, preferably without a pesky paper ballot,
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« Reply #67 on: September 14, 2019, 05:38:07 pm »
« Edited: September 19, 2019, 01:54:53 pm by Interlocutor »


Gamers don’t vote as that would require getting off the sofa.

Not true. PC gamers typically play in their chair (Less comfortable to use keyboard & mouse on a sofa)
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« Reply #68 on: September 14, 2019, 06:34:14 pm »

From personal experience DEFINITELY more Republican on Xbox, but way more democrat on virtually any other
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« Reply #69 on: September 14, 2019, 06:35:11 pm »

I'm a Republican gamer.

Most gamers I know are either Rawn Pawl Libertarians or socialists.

Wait you used to be a Republican

That's lit af
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« Reply #70 on: September 14, 2019, 09:03:40 pm »

as gamers are the most oppressed minority, they aren't allowed to vote
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« Reply #71 on: September 17, 2019, 12:28:20 am »

Would Madden, NHL, or FIFA-type gamers be a swing demographic, D-favored, or R-favored?


My guess is that FIFA players would lean D, while Madden players are a tossup and NHL ones may be R-leaning.
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« Reply #72 on: September 17, 2019, 09:28:40 am »

Trying to actually get a serious answer, gamers are most definitely much more male and much younger than the average voter.

Using the 2016 exit polls, men split 41-52 for Trump (or 13 points to the right of the national PV) while people age 18-29 split 55-36 for Clinton (or 17 points to the left of the national PV).

Since not all gamers are male or young; these effects would be reduced, and since they also counter each other, I would say the average gamer is a swing demographic, possibly very slightly to the left.

Doing stereotpyical console splits for fun, Nintendo gamers would be Safe D, Sony gamers would be tossups, PC gamers would be Lean R and Xbox gamers would be Likely R

Would Madden, NHL, or FIFA-type gamers be a swing demographic, D-favored, or R-favored?

My guess is that FIFA players would lean D, while Madden players are a tossup and NHL ones may be R-leaning.


I imagine FIFA players would be much more hispanic than average? (and thus safe D). It would follow roughly the same divides as those same sports, except with a much younger average age.
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« Reply #73 on: September 17, 2019, 01:11:15 pm »

Trying to actually get a serious answer, gamers are most definitely much more male and much younger than the average voter.

Using the 2016 exit polls, men split 41-52 for Trump (or 13 points to the right of the national PV) while people age 18-29 split 55-36 for Clinton (or 17 points to the left of the national PV).

Yeah, this is probably the starting point for a serious answer. This Pew article shows that gamers tend to be younger, less white, male, and are most likely to have had "some college". So that kind of splits both ways for both parties.
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« Reply #74 on: September 17, 2019, 05:14:31 pm »

Parodox game fans: Democrats or the liberal party.
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