A new demographic trend means the Democrat’s downward spiral is likely to continue.
The study has found that loyalty among Democrats has dropped significantly from 2015 till now.
Meanwhile, republicans remain committed to their party.
From The Blaze
According to the study, released on May 17, 86 percent of Americans in the 50-64 demographic continuously identified themselves as Republican from December 2015 to March 2017.
Only 72 percent of Democrats in the same demographic continuously remained tied to that party.
The data used to conduct the Pew study were composed of answers given by 5,154 “panelists” from six surveys taken in “December 2015, April, August, December 2016, and March and April 2017.”
When all age groups were considered, the researchers found nearly identical results for the two political parties.
From December 2015 to March 2017, 78 percent of people identifying as Republicans remained Republican over the entire study period, while 9 percent left but returned and 11 percent switched to the Democratic Party side.
Similarly, 79 percent of Democrats consistently identified with the party over the same period, while 9 percent left but returned and 10 percent left and did not return.
The data used in the study were weighted to account for multiple perceived biases in the study, such as differences in people who agree to participate in studies compared to those who don’t.