When you donate to a federal political campaign one of the items you have to report to the Federal Elections Commission is your occupation. This data is then made available to the public. This week, two visualizations of the data, from Verdant Labs and the Washington Post, went viral. According to the Washington Post’s tool, self-identified trial lawyers gave 15 times as often to Democrats.
Click here to see how members of your profession have donated, and be sure to check out how the ratio of donations changes based on how the donor labels themselves. For example, typing different variations of “attorney” and “lawyer” into the tool shows that different types of lawyers donate to different parties.