Germany’s federal election revealed many of the same cleavages we have seen in America, Britain and France, Alexander Roth and Guntram B. Wolff report for the Bruegel think tank:
- Urban-rural split: Support for the far-right Alternative for Germany party was low in the cities but high in the countryside.
- Old versus young: Districts with a higher share of elderly voters were more supportive of the Alternative.
- Education: There is a strong correlation here. The better educated Germans are, the less likely they were to vote for the Alternative.
- Income: Higher disposable household income is associated with lower support for the Alternative, however, areas with high unemployment were also less likely to vote for the far right. Read more “Election Reveals Brexit- and Trump-Like Cleavages in Germany”