Monday, June 21, 2010

Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008

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A new report on voter turnout in the 2008 election from the Census Bureau, based on updated data, mostly confirms previous analysis that:

- Young voters (aged 18-24) were the only age group to have a statistically significant increase in turnout in 2008.

- Turnout among blacks, Asians and Hispanics each increased about 4 percentage points, while turnout among white voters went down a point.

- Citizens with at least a bachelor’s degree registered at a higher rate (83 percent) than those who had not received a high school diploma (51 percent), those who were high school graduates (64 percent), and individuals who had some college or an associate’s degree (75 percent).

View the report here.


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