WASHINGTON (CBSDC)– Ever wonder how Democratic or Republican employees in your job field are? Well, now you don’t have to.

Through information collected by federal political campaigns, a new visualization displays what occupations are donating to who, as reported by The Washington Post.

All the data is self-reported and comes from the 2012 and 2014 cycles. The titles have tremendous variety and endless combinations in the system.

Among the most Democratic occupations were grantmaker, not-employed, professor of medicine, non-profit consultant, public health, art historian, theatrical producer, physician-scientist, transportation planner, and organizer.

Among the most Republican occupations were C.E.O., C.F.O., C.P.A., chairman & C.E.O., petroleum engineer, mining, oil and gas producer, mining engineer, trucking, and landman.

Washington Post created a tool to let you search the occupation categories that were used in 50 contributions or more. The tool uses the number of donations rather than the actual dollar amounts and is based on the description given to the FEC alone. For instance, WP notes that those who identified as “not-employed” gave more to Democrats, while those calling themselves “unemployed” gave slightly more to Republicans.

You can use the tool on the page to search various occupations and with a click of the mouse see the number of donations and party affiliation statistics.


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