There are a Lot More Libertarians Than You Thought

Updated: Feb 5

While there hasn't been an academic paper produced estimating, a number of quality surveys have been produced to let us answer the question of who many libertarians are there, and where are they. We've put together a quick summary of some of the best.

There are a lot more Libertarians than you thought.

  • At least between 10-20% of Americans are libertarians – similar to levels of liberals and conservatives – IntellectualTakeout.org

  • And whole lot of them live in Texas and the West. - Reason

  • Nearly a third of Millennials may be libertarian. – Reuters

  • 1/3rd more likely than retirees - Pew

  • Hispanics 3x more likely to be libertarian than whites - Pew

Sources: Reuters, Reason, Fivethirtyeight.com, Cato Institute, Pew Research Center







Sources:

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/there-are-few-libertarians-but-many-americans-have-libertarian-views/

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/08/25/in-search-of-libertarians/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-libertarians/americans-dont-like-big-government-but-like-many-programs-poll-idUSKBN0NL15B20150430

http://reason.com/blog/2015/04/30/19-of-americans-self-identify-as-liberta

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/how-many-libertarians-are-there


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