The Divide in the LDS 2020 Vote by Gender, Age, Race, and Place
WHEN Thursday | 4 Feb, 12:00 PM
WHERE Zoom online
Long-term local demographic changes such as rising education levels in Utah, especially among women, and short-term national political dynamics since 2016 continue to reshape the vote choices of LDS populations, leading to new patterns not seen in generations of LDS voters.
Join Dr. Rugh, associate professor of Sociology at BYU, as he builds on previous analysts and uses new data and maps to explore growing divides in LDS vote choices by education, gender, across urban, suburban, rural, and in college campus areas in the 2020 election in Utah, Arizona, and Idaho. A special focus will be reserved for the demographic, religious, and political transformation underway in the metropolitan Wasatch Front counties since the 1990s, which are home to 3 in 4 Utahns and are poised to shift politically even further over the coming years.
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