A couple of readers sent me a link to an article titled 'Occupations and Their Ideologies'. It includes this interesting graphic, showing several occupations and how their occupants align politically. (Clickit to biggit.)
The author offers this explanation:
Just speculating, the left-wing occupations seem to be mostly about social performance and they garner high status. The right-wing occupations are mostly about mundane things and garner zero or negative status. And the divided occupations are those that call for ambiguous combinations of these things (person-facing but socially unimpressive).
There's more at the link.
It's certainly food for thought. Consider the current censorship of social media by the largely left-wing, progressive-oriented companies in the field such as Google, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Their staff would overwhelmingly fit the self-perceived "high status" image, even though many of us might disagree with that. They, on the other hand, would regard the "deplorables" as having "zero or negative status", and as such not worth worrying about.