Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Interest in politics and actual voting



Reader the Undiscovered Jew wondered if people interested in politics are actually more likely to vote. The connection might seem obvious, but I know folks who follow politics closely yet argue that voting is not rational because one ballot makes no difference.

The graph shows that as interest increases (higher numbers on the x-axis mean greater interest) so do the rates of actual voting.

2 comments:

  1. The Undiscovered Jew7:13 PM

    Once again the obvious has been mathematically proven.

    You da man!

    :)

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  2. Please vote in local elections. That is where you have a bigger impact.

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