Posts Tagged ‘demographics’

Minority Voters Could Swing the 2016 Election

October 20, 2016

Demographer William H. Frey of Brookings looks at how America’s growing minority population might vote in the 2016 presidential election and beyond.

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NPR Demographics

January 21, 2016

NPR Demographics

“As NPR came of age in the 1980s, its audience matured with it. Three decades later, that is starting to look like a problem.

Many of the listeners who grew up with NPR are now reaching retirement age, leaving NPR with a challenge: How can it attract younger and middle-aged audiences — whose numbers are shrinking — to replace them?”

— “NPR is graying, and public radio is worried about it,” Paul Farhi, Washington Post

“Though NPR is seeing some listening gains on digital platforms, particularly with podcasts, its broadcast audience has dropped. Average–quarter-hour (AQH) listening during morning drive time has dropped 11 percent in the past five years, and afternoon drive audience has declined 6 percent. The only age bracket that has increased listening to NPR stations is the 65-plus audience.”

— “Drop in younger listeners makes dent in NPR news audience,” Tyler Falk, Current

More:

“Who Isn’t Listening to Public Radio,” Justin Fox, Bloomberg View

“WNYC is leading public radio’s transition to public podcasting,” Jack Murtha, Columbia Journalism Review

“Why I Left NPR,” Stephen Henn, Medium

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Enjoy It While It Lasts, White Folks ….

October 6, 2014

This week’s Saturday Night Live included a “public service announcement” (above) reminding white people that they won’t be in the majority for long, so they better enjoy the “final few years of white dominance” while they can.

On a less humorous note:

“Soon to become a minority in the US, whites express declining support for diversity, psychology study finds,” Stuart Wolpert, Phys.org

“Whites think discrimination against whites is a bigger problem than bias against blacks,” Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post

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Daddy, What’s ‘Golf’?

August 21, 2014

Daddy, What's 'Golf'?

Millennials make up 25% of the US population, and they aren’t playing golf. Golf is too time-consuming; the “Good walk spoiled” takes over four hours. It’s too exclusive, insufficiently diverse, too expensive, too complicated.

On the other hand, millennials do like Frisbee Golf. Almost as much as Co-Ed Kickball, skateboards, and fixie bikes.

More:

“A Game of Golf? Not for Many Millennials,” Sara Germano, Wall Street Journal

“Sneakernomics: How Golf Lost The Millennials,” Matt Powell, Forbes

“Golf’s youth problem: Millennials aren’t playing,” Jacob Pramuk, CNBC

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Diapers in Japan

July 14, 2013

Diapers in Japan

The Nikkei said adult diapers are expected to outsell baby diapers in Japan by 2020, but according to Unicharm, Japan’s biggest diaper maker, the tipping point was in 2011.”

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