Guess what? 'Harry Potter' fans are way less likely to vote for Trump, study finds

ByEJ Dickson

You've probably never wondered whether fans of your favorite subcultures — say, Trekkies, or Twi-hards — are more likely to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in November.

Well, it turns out that a University of Pennsylvania professor has, which is why she launched a study, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Donald," to be published in the American Political Science Association journal Political Science and Politics.

And guess what? When it comes to Harry Potter fans, Trump doesn't fare so well! Sad


The study, which examined "evaluate the relevance of Harry Potter consumption" to "attitudes toward Donald Trump" (yes, someone actually has this job), polled more than 1,000 Americans to see whether Potterheads are more likely to vote for Trump than Clinton in the general election. 

As it turns out, Harry Potter fans do have a preference for a candidate. Those who read many Harry Potter books rated Trump much lower as a candidate — and their ratings plummeted further depending on how many books they had read. 

This was surprising to the head researcher of the study, Diana Mutz, to say the least. "After taking so many different factors into account, the relationship was still quite significant," she told Mashable. (The fact that many Twitter users have openly compared Trump to Voldemort probably didn't help.) 

Naturally, J.K. Rowling, who has come out against Trump frequently on Twitter, is thrilled by the results of the survey. 

If you're a Potter fan, this is — how would Trump put it? — yuge