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Youth Indicators, 2005: Trends in the Well-Being of American Youth

Indicator 41: Voting Behavior

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Table 41. Percentage of U.S. citizens 18 to 24 years old who reported being registered to vote and voting, by sex, race/ethnicity, and enrollment status: November 2000 and 2002
Enrollment statusTotal1MaleFemaleWhite, non-HispanicBlack, non-HispanicHispanic
Reported being registered to vote
Total, 18 and older69.568.070.971.667.657.3
Total, 18 to 2450.747.953.452.951.538.5
 Enrolled in high school30.031.128.535.0
 Enrolled in college62.760.464.765.263.251.4
 Not enrolled in school50.747.853.452.751.939.3
  18 to 20 years old43.741.745.746.043.932.7
  21 to 24 years old55.452.058.657.157.444.3
  Less than a bachelor's degree48.245.650.849.750.839.1
  Bachelor's degree or higher75.975.776.078.970.6
Reported voting
Total, 18 and older59.558.160.761.856.945.1
Total, 18 to 2436.
  Enrolled in high school24.427.020.829.7
  Enrolled in college48.045.550.149.849.538.0
 Not enrolled in school35.733.637.737.535.426.5
  18 to 20 years old30.229.530.832.327.523.1
  21 to 24 years old39.436.542.241.140.729.1
  Less than a bachelor's degree33.131.434.934.533.926.1
  Bachelor's degree or higher61.761.561.964.258.1
Reported being registered to vote
Total, 18 and older66.564.868.069.462.752.5
Total, 18 to 2443.040.145.845.442.234.3
Reported voting
Total, 18 and older46.145.646.649.142.730.4
Total, 18 to 2419.318.120.520.420.713.3
Reporting standards not met.
1Includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: The survey sample includes the civilian, noninstitutionalized population. Information was collected two weeks after the election. These estimates may differ from administrative data or data from exit polls.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Condition of Education 2003; based on U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), November 2000 Voting and Registration Supplement, unpublished tabulations; and Current Population Survey (CPS), November 2002 Voting and Registration Supplement.

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