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February 28, 2014

How Liberal or Conservative is Your First Name?

By Rob Kall

There's a fun new tool that enables you to check how liberal or conservative your first name is.


There's a fun new tool that enables you to plug in your first name check how liberal or conservative it is. 

Political modeling and analytics firm Clarity Campaign Labs used data from party voter files across the USA to create a tool that that checks how first names correlate with voting patterns. Sounds a bit dry but it is a lot of fun and very addicting. Try checking just one name. (remember the "bet you can't eat one"  potatoto chip ad?)

For example, my name, Robert,  runs a bit more conservative than liberal.  Here are the results of the analysis for my name. 

data analysis of first name Robert
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I got hooked on this and ran the names of my kids, friends, etc. Most were pretty close to the center, like mine. Matter of fact, the most conservative names I could find, and I'm not making this up, was "Dick," at 57.9% conservative  and Kent at 59% conservative. Tom and Harry come in just under 52% conservative, if you are wondering about some other white guy names. Mary comes in at 54.7% liberal and Jane comes in at 50.4% liberal. 

More ethnic names like Dashon 88% liberal and Shameka 85% are far more liberal. Juan comes in at 73.4%. Maria comes in at 71.3% liberal.  Raul comes in at 71.3% liberal. Mohamed comes in at 80.9% liberal. 

Check out your name and names  you are interested in here.

Add a comment if you find any interesting names or patterns. 

Submitters Bio:

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

Rob Kall Wikipedia Page

Rob Kall's Bottom Up Radio Show: Over 200 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Rob is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com

Rob is, with Opednews.com the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and OpEdNews.com, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article. For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.

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