Variation in Reasons for Not Voting Among Demographic Groups

Jun 30, 2022 · 126 words · 1 minute read politicsvoting

The Current Population Survey (CPS) November Voting and Registration Supplement is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau after each national election. The survey includes questions of nonvoters about their main reason for not participating in. The results of the survey are

I was interested in the reason for nonvoting among different demographic groups.

The variation in PC1 is explained by demographic groups who reported illness, transportation problems, and nonresponse vs. out of town, registration problems, and too busy as reasons for not voting.

PC2 is characterized by non-interest in voting, disliking the candidates or campaign issues, forgetting to vote, and inconvenient polling location vs. ilness and concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

PC3 is bad weather and concerns about the pandemic vs. nonresponse, too busy, and other.