On the eve of the New Hampshire primaries, here's the US political candidate you're most likely to support:
So Bernie Sanders has the most support, followed somewhat closely by Hillary Clinton -- both of whom are trailed far behind by all GOP candidates. (With Donald Trump, somewhat surprisingly to me, the most preferred Republican candidate by NWN readers!) I'm also surprised that neither of the Libertarian candidates I included in the survey, Gary Johnson and John McAfeee, rated a single vote.
Question is -- how typical are these results for fans of VR in general or Second Life in particular?
My quick take: New World Notes is probably the most read SL-related blog on the Internet, though not necessarily drawing a representative sample of SLers. If it was, we'd probably see more support for Republican and Libertarian candidates.(Indeed, Second Life has often been compared to the utopia in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, a right-libertarian reference point.) Also factor in the fact that some 60% of SL users are non-Americans, most of whom are in Europe, where someone like Sanders is much more viable on their country's own political spectrum.
Speaking about virtual reality enthusiasts in general, anecdotally in my experience they skew fairly right-libertarian, just as many or most in Silicon Valley do -- that "liberal on social issues, conservative on economics ones" thing.
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