By Chris Cooper
A Brief History
A Brief Demographic Description of Green and Constitution Party Members
In general, third party members are (much) younger than members of the two major parties in North Carolina. Moving from youngest to oldest, the average age of a Green Party member in North Carolina is 35, followed by 37 for Libertarians, 39 for Constitution Party, 45 for Unaffiliated registrants, 52 for Democrats and 53 for Republicans. The figure below, which shows the age distributions for each Party's registrants reinforces the same point, but with more detail.
Putting it in Perspective
Chris Cooper is the Madison Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs at Western Carolina University. He tweets at @chriscooperwcu.