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SpatialNews.com Poll

2000 GIS Industry Political Party Survey


The results are in from our first Geo-Spatial/GIS industry US presidential campaign survey. In total, 353 people answered the 4 question poll. Respondents were notified of the survey via several GIS industry email dicussion lists, the SpatialNews industry news wire, and the GeoCommunity website. The survey was run for one day, Monday August 21, 2000.

Survey population profile:
  • 80% male
  • 38% employed in public service, 49% employed by private companies. The rest were mostly employed at EDU's, non-profit organizations or were students.
  • 53% were ESRI product users
  • 20% MapInfo users
  • 10% Intergraph users
  • 6% Autodesk users

When asked the following question - Which campaign do you like most in the US presidential race?
The replies were as follows:
  • Al Gore (D) 42%
  • George Bush (R) 35%
  • Pat Buchanan (reform) 1%
  • Ralph Nader (green) 12%
  • Harry Browne (Libertarian) 1%
To view more detailed individual preferences, select from the following: To view exact number of responses see below: Some of the interesting findings of this survey include:
50% of those self-employed preferred Gore, whereas 32% of the public sector employees preferred the Gore Camp. Non-profit workers appeared to have their preference decided, citing no undecided votes. Mr. Gore gets 51.4% of the female vote and 41.2% of the male vote. Nader and the reform party also seems more popular with the female population. As far as software use goes, the most obvious result was that 50.8% of ESRI product users like Mr. Gore and the democrats. Intergraph and Autodesk users prefer Mr. Bush. The Green party captures most marketshare with ESRI users (14.5%) and the MapInfo and "Other" camp are most undecided, having 12.7% and 13.5% respectively being undecided.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to complete the survey. We hope you found this survey to be as intersting and fun as we did! Feel free to send your comments to editor@geocomm.com

Users citing or referencing data from this survey are asked to please refer to the results by linking to this page and citing SpatialNews.com as the source of the findings. Copying or retransmitting of this data without our consent is prohibited.

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