Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Politics and Car Choice

I have been thinking about this for a long time now. Is there any relationship between the political believes of a person and the car that person buys?

We all know from various nationwide polls that the republicans are a religious, church going crowd by a wide margin when we compare them to the democrats. I am not aware of any polls out there where the choice of a car (domestic or foreign) is compared with the political affiliation. My guess is that if someone would conduct such a poll then the results would indicate that the domestic manufacturers have more republican customers than democrats. The opposite would be true for the foreign car manufacturers; they would have more democratic customers than republicans. Whenever I drive by rural areas, which tend to be more red than blue, I see more Fords, and Chevrolets than Hondas and Toyotas.

This is an intriguing idea for a poll question. At least the car manufacturers should conduct such a poll. The results would help them to better target their customers with advertisements. What do you think? Do agree with the proposition?

1 comment:

  1. poor republicans drive american cars rich republicans drive german cars