ERIC Number: EJ531629
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Social Barriers to Voting.
Schneider, Pauline A.
Update on Law-Related Education, v20 n3 p31-33 Fall 1996
Investigates the many factors pertaining to low voter turnout. Lack of education, poverty, and apathy contribute strongly to diminished voter participation. Language difficulties, a highly mobile society, and the discouraging effects of polls also contribute. Notes the positive correlation between voter registration and participation. (MJP)
Descriptors: Alienation, Apathy, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Economically Disadvantaged, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Government (Administrative Body), Law Related Education, Political Parties, Politics, Public Affairs Education, Public Opinion, Social Studies, Socioeconomic Influences, Voter Registration, Voting
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A