by Grace aka costofcollege
New data show that, in certain medical fields, large majorities of physicians tend to share the political leanings of their colleagues, and a study suggests ideology could affect some treatment recommendations. In surgery, anesthesiology and urology, for example, around two-thirds of doctors who have registered a political affiliation are Republicans. In infectious disease medicine, psychiatry and pediatrics, more than two-thirds are Democrats.
The author suggests that salary and gender play a role in the political leanings of doctors.
Here’s another measure of politics and occupations that is based on political contributions.
Democratic vs. Republican occupations
Most librarians are Democrats. Most farmers are Republicans.
As a group, doctors are in the middle, though pediatricians lean left and urologists right
Do you see these trends among people you know? Do you fit in with any overall political orientation among your colleagues, or do you usually feel out of place? What about with your neighbors, friends, and relatives? Do you talk politics in real life?