Chap14 - Voting Campaigns and Elections chap 14 Voting in America who votes and doesn't Age younger Americans vote less frequently Income poorer

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Voting, Campaigns, and Elections 9-19-06 chap 14 Voting in America: who votes and doesn’t Age: younger Americans vote less frequently Income: poorer Americans vote less frequently Education: Americans with less education vote less frequently Race and ethnicity: minorities vote less frequently Why Americans don’t vote Legal obstacles o Registration, Tuesday voting, frequency of elections Attitude changes o Lower efficacy, decreased party identification Voter mobilization o Mixed level of effort by parties Why Americans don’t vote, cont’d. Decrease in social connectedness o Less participation in social groups and communities- stuff like the Lions  club, Moose, Bowling League Generational changes o Active generations replaced by less politically engaged ones Rational nonvoter o Calculates that vote will not make a difference to outcome
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course POLS 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Fall '06 term at Ohio University- Athens.

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Chap14 - Voting Campaigns and Elections chap 14 Voting in America who votes and doesn't Age younger Americans vote less frequently Income poorer

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