2020 Electorate

In 2020, what is projected to be the largest minority group in the U.S. electorate?

  1. How accurate was your prediction?

  2. What most surprised you about this data?

  3. What is the most important trend you see in the data?

  4. Explain one cause of this trend?

  5. What is one political consequence of that trend?

  6. Explain whether that trend is good news.

  7. Hispanics are not a monolithic voting group. Like most ethnic groups, some Hispanics are conservative, some are liberal, some are moderate. However, do Hispanics, overall, lean towards a certain political party affiliation?

  8. How do you think the trends in the chart will impact the Republican party?

  9. Describe one policy change that would likely occur now that Hispanics are the biggest minority group in the electorate.

  10. How do you think the Hispanic electorate (as diverse as it is) will generally react to Donald Trump’s border wall policy?

  11. By 2020, Whites will make up only 2/3 of all voters. If the trends depicted in the chart continue, in what year do you predict that Whites will no longer be a majority of the electorate?

  12. How do you think that will impact politics in America?

  13. List two other ways you predict the electorate will be different in 2020.

  14. How will those changes impact American politics?

  15. Fun Fact: in 2020 there will be more Generation Z voters (that’s you-ish) than Silent Generation voters (that’s your grandparents-ish). How will this impact the outcome of the presidential election?

  16. Fun Fact: in 2020, 10% of all voters will be non-native-born (born outside of the U.S.). What?!?!?!?! How will this impact the outcome of the presidential election?

  17. If you were a political operative for the Democratic Party, how would that changes depicted in the data (above and below) impact your decision of what presidential candidate to endorse?

Visual Extension

Learning Extension

Read the entire Pew report on the 2020 electorate.

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Contact the Republican Party or the Democratic Party and based on the data from the chart, explain to them who they should endorse for President in 2020.

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