Who reads Daily Kos?

Well, a lot of people do. But who are those people? And more importantly, do they really represent, as Kos and others in the “people powered movement” claim, a “broad cross section” of America?

A new survey gives us some insight into that claim.

Apparently Kos readers are older — 62 percent are above 45 while 34 percent are above 55. Kos readers are also affluent — 59 percent make over $75k a year. Also, the Kos readership is, not surprisingly, from Blue America, namely the east and west coast — 29 percent from the left coast with 17 percent hailing from the mid-atlantic coastal states.

2 Responses to “Who reads Daily Kos?”

  1. actus Says:

    “Also, the Kos readership is, not surprisingly, from Blue America, namely the east and west coast — 29 percent from the left coast with 17 percent hailing from the mid-atlantic coastal states.”

    So about half the readership is from blue states?

  2. sunrise Says:

    I’m convinced that at least half of the Kos readers are people who flip over there regularly to see what the other side is up to these days, sort of watching the trainwreck of the far left for fun.

    Included would be the media and right wing bloggers who readily admit they keep watch.

    This might explain why they only attracted less than a thousand to the YearlyKos while claiming readership in the millions.

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