PAN likes to keep its enrollment small and has 220,568 members or 3% of the total membership of the three major parties, the left wing PRD has 2,590,972 members or 33% of the total, and the PRI has 5,044,528 members or 64% of the total. And obviously, the political support of the parties varies by region, with not that much overlap between the PAN and PRD.
In the following charts I’m showing first names with at least a total count (for all parties) of a hundred and a party memebership of at least 30 (for the party displayed in the chart).
PAN, also that very few female names are overrepresented. The data you can download from the INE doesn’t include sex, but using an older dataset the membership of the PAN was 52% female a couple of years ago.
PAN, people with two names are rare among the popular names.
In the previous charts I used the full first name as a single name (Luis Miguel is different from Miguel Luis) but we can also analyse the names as single entities:
ternary plot so you can view how common the names are in each political party at the same time (remember the PAN has a very small membership)
I was curious about all the alternate spellings of Anayeli, though in the table below I’m only showing the most common ones —there literally are dozens and dozens of variations— and, well, PAN members just don’t like that name.
|Name||Count for All Parties||Party||Count for Party||Expected Percentage||Percent Named Belonging to Party|
I figured it would be a good idea to count the percentage of first names that are only present in one party, and to my surprise the PAN has the highest percentage of unique names by far. I also measured the complexity of the names using Levenshtein and Soundex distances, and again the PAN had the most similarly spelled/sounding names.
|Names that are only present in the PAN|
|Names that are only present in the PRD|
|Names that are only present in the PRI|
Where people have unique first names they, unsurprisingly, also have unique last names
El Deforma to see how they routinely use long names to make fun of the mirreyes. Brayan is in fact more common among members of PRD (even if unique names are more common in the PAN) and long names do seem to be more common among PANistas:
Using a logistic regression to predict left wing or right wing party membership (I excluded the PRI since they only care about power and are corrupt, yay stereotypes!) gives exactly the results you would expect: