Monday, June 06, 2016

Bernie's Donors Map

The Los Angeles Times has created a map showing the total number of contributions made to Bernie Sanders in every zip-code area of the USA. Who Gives Money to Bernie Sanders? maps nearly 7 million individual donations to Sanders' presidential nomination campaign.

If you select a zip-code area on the map you can view how much money has been donated to Sanders in the neighborhood and the per capita contribution. The accompanying article in the LA Times provides some interesting analysis of the geography behind Bernie's backers. For example his home state of Vermont has given the most money per person.

Sanders also seems to raise more money in the "most liberal parts of the United States". He tends to get the fewest donations from the South, the Sunbelt and the Midwest.

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