Update: The Average Donald Trump Supporter

From Facebook’s Insights, Comparing May 2016 to Dec 2015

Rob Leathern
May 14, 2016 · 3 min read
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Source: YouTube.com

Back in December, I wrote (which got over 44,000 views), which showed some insights about the Donald Trump Facebook audience that can be extracted from Facebook’s Audience Insights by anyone with a Facebook ad account. I decided to quickly compare what has changed in the data. There are plenty of other things you can extract, and I didn’t compare everything that I got the first time around from the tool, since that would take a lot more time (hopefully some might have interest in doing that themselves).

Age and Gender

It still skews very male (57% vs. 46% of US Facebook users), but slightly less so than before when it was 60% male. The most dramatic shift is in the age profile, which is now more 25–44, in line with the overall averages.

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May 2016, Source: Facebook

This was the profile back in December:

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December 2015, Source: Facebook

Activities and Devices

A more credulous group? Decide for yourself, as there is a massive increase in the number of ads clicked on Facebook amongst this crowd: up to 44 from 29 previously. Post likes and comment figures are similar (22/32 vs. 25/33 in December) but page likes are way down from 52 to 37.

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May 2016, Source: Facebook

Old data here:

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December 2015, Source: Facebook

Far more desktop and mobile, and desktop-only internet users now, and Android users have increased dramatically as well.

Income and Household Size

An interesting shift here, which is to be expected given the change in nominee status — more lower-income ($30–50k) but also a spike in upper-income, $250k+ annual income versus really under-indexing at the end of 2015.

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May 2016, Source: Facebook

Old data:

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December 2015, Source: Facebook

Job Titles

Veterans and Military (which were 1 and 2 in December) are no longer at the top of the list among Trump Facebook fans.

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May 2016, Source: Facebook

The old data is .

Top Categories of Interest to Trump Fans

You can see some changes, this is what it looks like now:

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May 2016, Source: Facebook

And this is what it looked like before:

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December 2015, Source: Facebook

Page Likes

Fewer personalities, more publications, seems to be the trend…

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May 2016, Source: Facebook
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December 2015, Source: Facebook

Vehicles

Still not the hybrid crowd, and actually even more so now…

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May 2016, Source: Facebook

Previous data, from December 2015:

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December 2015, Source: Facebook

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