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Table 38. Percentage of U.S. citizens ages 18 to 24 who reported that they registered to vote and that they voted by sex, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment: November 2004 and 2008
 
Sex, race/ethnicity, and
educational attainment
November 2004   November 2008
Registered   Voted   Registered   Voted
Total 57.6   46.7   58.5   48.5
Sex              
Male 54.4   43.8   55.3   45.1
Female 60.7   49.7   61.7   52.0
Race/ethnicity              
White 60.7   49.8   60.0   49.5
Black 56.9   47.3   61.8   56.2
Hispanic 44.6   33.0   50.0   38.8
Asian 42.9   34.4   50.3   39.4
Pacific Islander      
American Indian/Alaska Native 53.7   36.6   51.0   27.1
Two or more races 60.3   45.8   60.9   52.9
Educational attainment              
Less than high school 35.0   24.8   35.1   27.0
High school completion only1 50.0   38.3   50.2   39.9
Some college 68.6   57.2   67.5   56.6
Bachelor's degree 73.3   67.6   78.7   71.1
Bachelor's or higher degree 73.1   67.4   77.5   70.2
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater.
1 Includes equivalency certification.
NOTE: Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Voting and Registration Supplement, November 2004 and 2008.

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