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.