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Old 10-07-2011, 10:20 PM
 
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Default Are Most Engineers/Software Developers Liberals or Conservatives?

I think most of them are liberal. Most tech companies support liberal causes.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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In Defense firms, most are definitely Conservative...for good reason.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:27 PM
 
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I don't know about the overall demographics, but there was a thread about a month back along similar lines asking what work people did. There were a lot of tech and engineering people, to my recollection. You'd have to match the results up with the names to get any data out of it, though.
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Old 10-07-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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Fields such as technology, arts, entertainment, education, as well as other creative and advancement positions are held by those who are generally more liberal, while fields that deal with greed, power, and cronyism such as the banking industry, arms manufactures, big oil and wall street appeal more towards conservatives.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:04 PM
 
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In the Seattle area they're definitely mostly liberal...but then the entire area has a very strong liberal tilt so that's not really unexpected. Idaho or Texas tech/software companies might be different.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:11 AM
 
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I'm in the software engineering/mathematics field and most of the people I work with are pretty darn conservative. I've found that certain companies tend to attract more liberal types but since I also deal with pretty heavy mathematical engineering solutions, M&S, risk analysis, etc, I tend to see a lot more conservatives in my area. Don't think the field can be pigeon-holed into a politcial demographic as there are so many different disciplines in the s/w development anyway that require different personality types and analytical skills.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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Fields such as technology, arts, entertainment, education, as well as other creative and advancement positions are held by those who are generally more liberal, while fields that deal with greed, power, and cronyism such as the banking industry, arms manufactures, big oil and wall street appeal more towards conservatives.
I guess it's safe to say that those who are employed as urban crack dealers, car jackers and gangstahs lean to the more liberal side of the spectrum.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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I think most of them are liberal. Most tech companies support liberal causes.
As far as the companies supporting liberal causes are you saying those simply employed by those companies share their executive's political leanings?
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:24 AM
 
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Software Engineer and business owner here. Liberal.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:32 AM
 
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Follow the money. Other than the obvious contributors like Big Labor - Dems and Mining - Repubs, the numbers are pretty close.

Best not live to in a glass house when throwing partisan stones, I guess.

Top Industries Giving Money to Congress - US News Politics
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