BRC Census Population Analysis, 2013-2019

Sociodemographic Characteristics

Residence in the Default World, Language, Political Perspectives, and Spiritual Perspectives


Region of Residence

Region of Residence

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* "Latin America" includes Central and South America, the Caribbeans, and countries of North America that are south of the USA.

** "Unclear" denotes respondents who selected the "Other" option, but either did not provide a detailed response or whose detailed response could not be interpreted.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
USA 82.1 0.8   84.9 0.8   80.7 1.0   79.5 1.2   76.5 1.0   81.0 1.0   83.4 0.8
Canada 7.4 0.6   4.9 0.4   6.2 0.6   6.6 0.8   7.0 0.6   6.2 0.6   5.4 0.6
Europe 3.0 0.4   4.0 0.4   4.9 0.6   5.7 0.8   5.6 0.6   5.0 0.6   4.3 0.6
Australia or NZ 2.4 0.4   1.9 0.2   2.2 0.4   2.7 0.6   3.8 0.4   1.9 0.4   1.9 0.4
UK or Ireland 3.0 0.4   2.2 0.2   3.0 0.4   2.3 0.4   3.5 0.4   2.6 0.4   1.8 0.4
Latin America* 0.7 0.2   0.7 0.2   1.2 0.2   1.0 0.4   1.7 0.4   1.4 0.4   1.0 0.2
Unclear** 0.2 0.0   0.2 0.2   0.3 0.2   0.2 0.2   0.2 0.2   0.5 0.2   1.0 0.2
Asia 0.3 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.5 0.2
Middle East 0.6 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.8 0.2   1.0 0.4   1.0 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.5 0.2
Africa 0.2 0.2   0.1 0.0   0.2 0.0   0.2 0.2   0.0 0.0   0.1 0.0   0.1 0.0

State of Residence (US Residents Only)*

State of Residence (US Residents Only)*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* The plot above and table below display data for any state of residence reported by 1.5% or more or the 2018 BRC population who reported residing in the US.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
CA 51.9 1.1   52.3 1.1   49.3 1.2   48.5 1.5   47.1 1.2   47.1 1.2   47.0 1.4
NY 5.9 0.5   5.7 0.5   7.2 0.6   8.1 0.8   8.2 0.8   7.5 0.8   7.8 0.8
WA 6.4 0.5   5.9 0.5   6.3 0.6   6.3 0.7   6.2 0.6   6.3 0.6   6.4 0.6
NV 6.6 0.6   6.5 0.6   6.2 0.6   5.7 0.7   5.6 0.6   5.7 0.6   5.3 0.6
CO 3.0 0.4   3.6 0.4   3.5 0.5   4.0 0.6   3.9 0.4   4.5 0.6   4.5 0.6
OR 5.1 0.5   5.7 0.5   4.3 0.5   4.4 0.6   4.4 0.4   4.5 0.6   5.1 0.6
TX 2.1 0.3   1.9 0.3   2.1 0.4   2.3 0.5   2.4 0.4   2.7 0.4   2.1 0.4
AZ 1.8 0.3   1.8 0.3   2.2 0.4   1.8 0.4   2.1 0.4   2.2 0.4   1.6 0.4
FL 1.1 0.3   1.1 0.2   1.5 0.3   1.4 0.4   1.5 0.4   1.9 0.4   2.0 0.4
IL 1.8 0.3   1.7 0.3   2.0 0.4   1.5 0.4   2.1 0.4   1.7 0.4   1.8 0.4
UT 1.9 0.3   1.6 0.3   1.5 0.3   1.5 0.4   1.5 0.2   1.5 0.2   1.6 0.4
MA 1.6 0.3   1.5 0.3   1.5 0.3   1.8 0.4   1.5 0.4   1.5 0.4   1.2 0.4

Native Language*

Native Language*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* "Native language" was defined in the online survey as the first language learned and still used. The plot above and table below include data for any language reported by 1.0% or more of BRC residents in at least one year from 2013-2019, with one exception: Portuguese has not ever represented 1.0% or more of the BRC population, but in 2018 the proportion of native Portuguese speakers rose above or equal to the proportion of several other languages that have made up more than 1.0% of the BRC population in past years.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
English 87.7 0.6   83.6 0.8   80.1 1.0   78.1 1.2   77.5 1.0   78.1 1.0   77.6 1.0
Other 3.0 0.4   3.9 0.4   4.8 0.6   5.9 0.8   5.6 0.6   5.5 0.6   5.6 0.6
Spanish 1.7 0.2   2.7 0.4   3.4 0.4   2.8 0.6   3.8 0.6   3.5 0.4   4.0 0.6
French 1.7 0.2   2.9 0.4   2.9 0.4   3.6 0.6   3.5 0.6   3.2 0.4   3.4 0.4
Russian 1.6 0.2   2.0 0.4   2.3 0.4   2.2 0.4   2.6 0.4   3.0 0.4   2.9 0.4
German 1.3 0.2   1.6 0.2   2.3 0.4   2.6 0.6   2.4 0.4   2.7 0.4   2.3 0.4
Chinese 0.6 0.2   0.7 0.2   1.1 0.2   1.1 0.4   1.1 0.2   1.3 0.4   1.2 0.2
Italian 0.3 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.6 0.2   1.0 0.4   0.6 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.9 0.2
Hebrew 0.7 0.2   0.9 0.2   0.9 0.2   1.0 0.4   0.8 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.8 0.2
Dutch 0.9 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.9 0.2   0.8 0.2   1.2 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.7 0.2
Portuguese 0.5 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.9 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.7 0.2

Politics

Primary Political Self-Identity

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Liberal 34.5 1.0   33.8 1.0   32.4 1.2
Progressive 18.7 0.8   20.4 1.0   19.9 1.0
None, Non-Political 17.7 1.0   16.8 1.0   11.6 0.8
Centrist or Moderate NA NA   NA NA   8.8 0.6
Socialist 7.5 0.6   8.3 0.6   8.4 0.6
Libertarian 7.3 0.6   6.9 0.6   5.9 0.6
Green 4.4 0.6   4.4 0.6   5.6 0.6
Conservative 3.5 0.4   3.4 0.4   2.8 0.4
Anarchist 2.3 0.4   2.5 0.4   2.4 0.4
Other 4.2 0.4   3.5 0.4   2.3 0.4

Politics

US Voting History*

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* Eligible voters in the "Voted" population indicated voting in 1+ US federal elections over the four years prior to the year of the survey. Eligible participants in the "Did Not Vote" population indicated voting in no US federal elections over the same time period.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Voted 68.3 1.0   72.4 1.0   63.2 1.2   59.5 1.4   62.8 1.2   64.7 1.2   69.0 1.2
Not Eligible 22.7 1.0   18.5 0.8   24.8 1.0   27.6 1.4   29.5 1.2   26.7 1.2   24.0 1.0
Did Not Vote 9.1 0.8   9.1 0.6   12.0 0.8   13.0 1.2   7.8 0.8   8.6 0.8   7.0 0.8

Spiritual Perspectives

Spirituality

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
Spiritual, not Religious 49.2 1.0   50.4 1.0   45.8 1.0   46.5 1.4   46.4 1.2   46.6 1.2   47.7 1.2
Atheist 21.9 0.8   21.3 0.8   23.9 1.0   24.8 1.2   24.3 1.0   23.2 1.0   22.2 1.0
Agnostic 15.5 0.8   14.6 0.8   15.9 0.8   14.7 1.0   15.2 0.8   15.7 0.8   16.3 0.8
I Don’t Know 6.3 0.6   7.4 0.6   8.0 0.6   7.1 0.8   7.6 0.6   8.4 0.6   7.4 0.6
Religious 6.3 0.4   5.5 0.4   5.4 0.6   6.1 0.6   5.5 0.6   5.4 0.6   5.7 0.6
Deist 0.8 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.9 0.2   0.8 0.2   0.9 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.7 0.2

Spiritual Perspectives

Religion or Religious Denomination

Error bars indicate the upper and lower bounds of the 95% confidence intervals.

* "Muslim" and "Hindu" were first added as options in the 2014 online survey
† "Unitarian Universalist", "Discordian", and "More than One" were added as options in the 2019 online survey.
*† Changes in options may have resulted in differences in results when compared to years prior to the change.

2013   2014   2015   2016   2017   2018   2019
Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %   Percent MoE +/- %
No Religion 72.1 1.0   71.5 1.0   71.3 1.0   71.5 1.2   71.8 1.0   73.0 1.0   72.2 1.0
Christian (Catholic) 5.3 0.4   6.1 0.4   7.1 0.6   7.0 0.8   7.0 0.6   6.8 0.6   6.5 0.6
Jewish 6.3 0.4   6.6 0.6   6.6 0.6   6.4 0.6   6.0 0.6   6.0 0.6   6.4 0.6
Christian (Protestant) 2.5 0.4   2.1 0.2   2.3 0.4   2.6 0.4   2.6 0.4   2.3 0.4   3.6 0.4
Christian (Other) 4.4 0.4   3.8 0.4   4.0 0.4   4.6 0.6   4.1 0.4   4.1 0.4   2.4 0.4
Other 4.0 0.4   4.1 0.4   3.2 0.4   2.3 0.4   3.0 0.4   2.5 0.4   1.8 0.4
Pagan 1.8 0.2   1.4 0.2   1.2 0.2   1.2 0.4   1.4 0.2   1.3 0.2   1.6 0.4
Buddhist 1.9 0.2   2.2 0.4   1.8 0.4   1.9 0.4   1.9 0.4   1.9 0.4   1.3 0.2
More than One† NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   1.2 0.2
Pastafarian 1.8 0.2   1.6 0.2   1.6 0.2   1.1 0.2   1.2 0.2   1.2 0.2   0.8 0.2
Unitarian Universalist† NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   0.7 0.2
Muslim* NA NA   0.3 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.6 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.5 0.2
Hindu* NA NA   0.4 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.7 0.2   0.4 0.2   0.5 0.2   0.5 0.2
Discordian† NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   NA NA   0.4 0.2

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