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ERIC Number: ED125943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Voting and Registration in the Election of November 1974. Current Population Reports, Population Characteristics, Series P-20, No. 293.
Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
This publication contains data on and descriptive analyses of the characteristics of persons registered and voting in the November 1974 Congressional election. Data on socioeconomic characteristics such as age, race, Spanish origin, sex, marital status, education, major occupation, and mobility status are presented in 27 tables. The voter turnout of about 39% was the lowest in an off-year election since 1946. The "hard core" nonparticipants, that is, those who seldom or never vote, are examined in terms of their demographic profiles and their reported reasons for not voting. In addition, the demographic characteristics associated with the low turnout in this election are compared with data from the 1970 Congressional and 1972 Presidential elections. New findings on the effect of length of residence and mobility on voting and registration are analyzed. Finally, analysis is made of the "youth vote," those persons at the lower end of the age scale who have comprised a larger proportion of potential voters since the minimum voting age was uniformly lowered to age 18 by the 26th Amendment. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Demography, Elections, Population Trends, Racial Characteristics, Social Characteristics, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Tables (Data), Voter Registration, Voting
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($2.10)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; For related documents, see ED 115 566 and SO 009 252