I’ve posted before about the geography of the Resistance in the streets, which was based on the data I collected from people whom I surveyed while they were protesting in the streets in Washington, DC.
Now that the first wave of the Indivisible Census is complete, I am able to map out the geography of the American Resistance today (defined as Indivisibles here–but I am very aware that some resisters are not involved with the Indivisible network). The first wave of the census took place from 9-26 April during the COVID19 pandemic.
Analysis of these data are ongoing, but here is a heatmap of where the 14,144 respondents to the census live (based on their zipcodes). In the following maps, I trimmed out Alaska and Hawaii to make them more readable, but all 50 states are represented in the dataset.
Participants in the census reported playing various roles at Indivisible. The following is a heatmap of the respondents who reported being “local group members” of Indivisible.
Leaders of these local Indivisible groups are also spread across the US. Here’s a map of the respondents who identified as being “group leaders.” This one isn’t a heatmap since they are less densely distributed (as one would expect of leaders).