Aug
22
2006

WSJ – "The Fertility Gap"

The Wall Street Journal posted today “The Fertility Gap” subtitled “Liberal politics will prove fruitless as long as liberals refuse to multiply.” The author makes an intelligible argument that a gap in fertility is a loss in elections…

Simply put, liberals have a big baby problem: They’re not having enough of them, they haven’t for a long time, and their pool of potential new voters is suffering as a result. According to the 2004 General Social Survey, if you picked 100 unrelated politically liberal adults at random, you would find that they had, between them, 147 children. If you picked 100 conservatives, you would find 208 kids. That’s a “fertility gap” of 41%. Given that about 80% of people with an identifiable party preference grow up to vote the same way as their parents, this gap translates into lots more little Republicans than little Democrats to vote in future elections.

Quite an interesting article narrowing the demographics of not having children with a political disadvantage. Read it.

About Chris & Wendy Jeub

The Jeub Family live in Monument, Colorado. They encourage couples to love God and love one another, building an atmosphere of love in their homes.