The Geography of the Resistance Now

I’ve posted before about the geography of the Resistance in the streets, which was based on the data I collected from people  whom I surveyed while they were protesting in the streets in Washington, DC.

Now that the first wave of the Indivisible Census is complete, I am able to map out the geography of the American Resistance today (defined as Indivisibles here–but I am very aware that some resisters are not involved with the Indivisible network).  The first wave of the census took place from 9-26 April during the COVID19 pandemic.

Analysis of these data are ongoing, but here is a heatmap of where the 14,144 respondents to the census live (based on their zipcodes).   In the following maps, I trimmed out Alaska and Hawaii to make them more readable, but all 50 states are represented in the dataset.IndivisibleCompleteHeatMap_April2020

Participants in the census reported playing various roles at Indivisible.  The following is a heatmap of the respondents who reported being “local group members” of Indivisible.


Leaders of these local Indivisible groups are also spread across the US. Here’s a map of the respondents who identified as being “group leaders.” This one isn’t a heatmap since they are less densely distributed (as one would expect of leaders).