Politics and Profession

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There are strong links between a person's profession or subprofession, and that person's likely political preferences. A summary of some of the stereotypes (often accurate, but not always) is provided below:

Professions Reputed To Be Conservative and/or Republican

  • Farmers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Senior Corporate Executives in big businesses.
  • Corporate Lawyers
  • Insurance Defense Lawyers
  • Accountants
  • Financial Planners
  • Military Officers
  • White Evangelical Christian Ministers
  • Roman Catholic Clergy
  • College Professors in Business Schools
  • Medical Doctors

Professions Reputed To Be Liberal and/or Democratic

  • Unionized Employees
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • K-12 Teachers in Public and Secular Private schools
  • College Professors in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Non-Evangelical Christian Ministers
  • Artists and Entertainers
  • Reporters
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