Skip to comments.Mac Users More Liberal Than Windows Users
Posted on 04/24/2011 7:36:36 AM PDT by Clint Williams
"A recent survey conducted on 400,000 people in which 52% of respondents were self-described PC (Windows) people, 25% were Mac users and 23% were neither showed that Mac users are more politically liberal than their PC-using counterparts. 58% of Mac users were 'liberal,' as compared to 38% of PC users. Amongst other things, the survey also indicated that Mac users were, on average, more urban, younger and more educated than PC users, which could potentially be a contributing factor toward being more liberal."
Mac user here and I nor were any of my friends who also use macs asked and w e are some of the most conservative people you’d ever meet.I suspect since so many are used on colleges acrss America that they are the people who were asked.
This Mac user bought one because I was sick of viruses and the Blue Screen of Death. Four years later, my iMac is still running strong and virus-free. Two years ago I bought a Windows laptop for work use. I remembered immediately why I switched to Mac.
Nothing smug, green or liberal in my decision to use a Mac.
Yes, they are different. For one thing they don’t feel pain the way we do.
“What about those of us who use both?”
Sounds like a RHINO thing to me...a moderate, middle-of-the-road approach. One of those...’can’t make up my mind’ approach.
The only consolation for you any of you Mac people is that Bill Gates is also a leftist. :)
People that own computers are probably more likely to be lib.
And consider this. Apple products ain’t cheap. Those that are sucking on the gov teet are more likely to have a non-Apple product.
I’d guess it is the old peerr pressure stuff...you know “see you have a mac there for you are liberal so if you really want to run with the herd”.... of course this is being typed on a MacBookPro and I’m probably on a scale of 1-100 in conservatism somewhere in the 95%+ range.They didn’t ask me....
I can replace my battery?
Linux users probably lean libertarian... they are DIY.
Here, let me fix that for you:
If I had less demanding uses, wanted to run less software, have a less powerful machine for each dollar spent, have near zero interchangeability, no upgrade path, play less games, but look more smug my mileage might differ.
ROFLOL! OK then....let's see... I and hubby live in SE Ohio which is not urban, I'm 50 hubby is 3 years older, and both of us completeled high school and have had some college but no degree.I guess I just buck every trend.
We do fix our own computers here? Not sure why anyone thinks it can’t also be done on a mac? A compiuter is a computer on the inside.
We do fix our own computers here? Not sure why anyone thinks it can’t also be done on a mac? A computer is a computer on the inside.
Hey, no fair. I own a Mac and I drive a Subaru.
You know what they say about moderates. Traffic on both sides of the road runs over you. :)
Which is why schools all have Macs? ;)
Lies? No, just the simplicity of a machine for home use. I have built a Linux mail server from scratch, but was unable to keep the crap-ware from building up on a Windows box.
Your mileage may vary.
I love capitalism. I love that I can choose to be a Mac person, and you can choose to be Windows person. If you love Windows, rock on. We each vote with our dollars. I’m not religious about it.
I do find it ironic that many Mac people are liberals. They don’t see the irony in themselves.
I wouldn’t turn down a Mac as a matter of principle, but all I use the computer for is web surfing mostly, so I just need something cheap. My friends who have macs are really into video editing or composing music.
Got tired of always having to fiddle with the computers, defrag, scandisk, anti-virus, blue screen, on and on.
Bought a MacBook in 2007, now have that plus 2 iMac desktops, iPad. Turn them on and 30 sec later or less you're surfing. Cool
I know a few Linux users and I've always wondered if someone who knows a good many of them could tell me whether being conspiracy theory nuts is common among Lunix users. All the guys I know who are big users and advocates of Linux are major league conspiracy theorists whether they're young or old. Maybe it's a clique of conspiracy nuts around here who went to Linux and are an exception or something, but it made me wonder. Regards
Jobs is to Gates as the Ipod is to the Zune. (The what?)
My impression is that Gates is looked at as some sort of rich super-nerd. Jobs could go on stage and sell dried up dog feces and his followers would line up to buy it from him. Not much different then what the socialist sold his followers three years ago.
As I’m getting deeper and deeper into CNC machining, I’m coming to the terrible realization that running CAD/CAM software like MasterCam is going to drag me back into Windows.
As you can guess, I view this development with all the enthusiasm of cleaning a cat litter box...
Not here in Wyoming, I assure you.
Subies get you around in the winters here. If you’re not driving a 4x4 pickup or SUV, you’re likely driving a Subie here.
There’s darn few 2WD autos here.
Is that like being bi-sexual?
Rush could a be a fake Conservative... ;)
If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.
Uh, Clint? The batteries on Apple products last far longertypically 1000 recharge cycles to 80% of new capacity equalling an estimated FIVE YEARS longevitythan the batteries designed to be easily replaced, which are typically designed to last less than two years. . . and the Apple device batteries ARE replaceable and when they are replaced they get recycled... Guaranteed, not thrown in landfills. The batteries in the iPhone I bought in June of 2007 are still going strong four years later... Unreplaced... Still being used by the third hand-me-down user.
And, Clint? Those same Chinese workers are also working for HP, Dell, Motorola, Texas Instrument, Nokia, Sony, GE, Samsung, Google, and every other electronic maker you can name.
Them’s fightin’ words, Clint!!!
What Apple product doesn't have a replaceable battery? And all those Windows laptop batteries that get replaced, where do they go?
Love my conservitive IMac, IPad and IPhone! Don’t worry we will cream the Libs!
When I married my husband 18 years ago I went Mac.
And I’ll never go back.
Conservative and a happy mac-user. When a PC will run Logic Pro I might take a look at them again.
(typed on my iMac)
Me and thee. I am the exact opposite of the profile they describe and I would not care if Marx and Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto on the Mac I would still prefer it over others.
This Mac user isn’t.
Dan I think you have discovered the secret of Apple success.
LOL. The secret of their success is that they visited Xerox.
There was a recent thread regarding OS share, Statcounter has these numbers for April in the US (based on WWW user agent):
|Operating System||Market Share % Apr 11|
The iOS numbers there are for iPad only. Mac market share has picked up quite a bit the last few years, and the trend shows no sign of slowing down.
According to the above, in the US there's about one Mac user for every 5.5 Windows users.
Even if the study has some validity, clearly the solution is to educate the misguided, foolish liberals so they adopt conservative views. ;-)
They have potential, 'cause at least they had the sense to pick the best computers... lol
That is so blatantly wrong that I laugh out loud every time some one throws it in the mix. The boys from Apple paid Zerox for what they used, you might note that Zerox had not a clue what to do with what they had.
You should of course include in the mix how Bill Gates stole(Actually bought) the original DOS. He was clever enough to only license it to IBM and those Savvy old boys agreed to it.
This PC user chose iMac hardware with the operating system of Mac OS X, some applications I wanted, and customized the system as far as I desired.
Actually, there’s only one reason I can think of that so many PC users bother to post hate threads about Macs....
The spartan, grey-themed OS X desktop is more cutsie than the Crayola colored Windows theme with all the little web-like links and pictures everywhere?
For processors, for a while it looked like MIPS might even win over x86, with MS making Windows NT for MIPS. But then Intel pushed x86 fast enough so that the performance difference wasn't worth the price premium. After that, nobody was willing to invest in R&D for those other processors and they died in the face of Intel's economy of scale, and especially the switch to the lower-power Core series (which is what got Apple onboard).
My son seems to work on his Mac. I don’t, but I didn’t work on my PC either. I just want a computer that works when I turn it on, and doesn’t get a virus every other week. Love my Mac. Not sure why that makes some people so angry. Or makes them think I’m a liberal. I guess they don’t like that my husband drives a Honda Fit either...
Obviously you’re a liberal and the conservatives don’t want you anymore. You might as well pack your bags and go hang out at Starbucks...
One thing Jobs sells is really REALLY good customer service. The few times I’ve needed them they have not only been there when they said they would (if it was a phone consult they have called me exactly when they said they would) and/or I’ve spoken to someone who actually knew the product and had real honest to goodness correct answers. What a refreshing change after years of other companies. I’m sorry, and I’ve had other computers that were serviceable, but have had really crappy customer service virtually without fail. That is almost worth the price even if nothing else about the Mac were better.
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