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Who Votes Now? – Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States - Princeton Scholarship Online
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Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler


This book compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and non-voters in U.S. presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by candidates influence voter turnout. Drawing on a wealth of data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey and the American National Election Studies, the book demonstrates that the rich have consistently voted more than the poor for the past four decades, and that voters are substantially more conservative in their economic views than non-voters. The book finds that women are now mor ... More

Keywords: U.S. presidential elections, electoral reforms, voter turnout, absentee voting, voter registration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780691159348
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691159348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan E. Leighley, author
American University

Jonathan Nagler, author
New York University