The Rise of the Single Woke (and Young, Democratic) Female, by Joel Kotkin and Samuel J. Abrams

This group of women believes the government should be taking care of them. Guess which party their votes reliably go? From Joel Kotkin and Samuel J. Abrams of realclearwire.com:

Soccer Moms are giving way to Single Woke Females – the new “SWFs” – as one of the most potent voting blocs in American politics.  

Unmarried women without children have been moving toward the Democratic Party for several years, but the 2022 midterms may have been their electoral coming-out party as they proved the chief break on the predicted Republican wave. While married men and women as well as unmarried men broke for the GOP, CNN exit polls found that 68% of unmarried women voted for Democrats. 

The Supreme Court’s August decision overturning Roe v. Wade was certainly a special factor in the midterms, but longer-term trends show that single, childless women are joining African Americans as the Democrats’ most reliable supporters.   

Their power is growing thanks to the demographic winds. The number of never married women has grown from about 20% in 1950 to over 30% in 2022, while the percentage of married women has declined from almost 70% in 1950 to under 50% today. Overall, the percentage of married households with children has declined from 37% in 1976 to 21% today.  

The Single Wave 

A new Institute for Family Studies analysis  of 2020 Census data found that one in six women do not have children by the time they reach the end of their childbearing years, up from one in ten in 1990. Single adult women now total some 42 million, comparable to the key African American voting bloc (46 million), while vastly larger than key groups like labor union members (14 million) or college students (20 million).  

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One response to “The Rise of the Single Woke (and Young, Democratic) Female, by Joel Kotkin and Samuel J. Abrams

  1. Remember Julia the cartoon during the first two terms of Fundamental Transformation.
    So empowering. (honk!)
    The when will government do something about this attitude is why we can’t have freedom.
    Get used to single wymyns and there are plenty of feral cats and box wine is on sale.

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