OFF THE CHARTS: ROCKING THE VOTE

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77%

of adults in the U.S. are registered to vote. Scarborough Research (SR)

29%

consider themselves Republicans. (SR)

30%

say they are Democrats. (SR)

10%

consider themselves Independents. (SR)

67%

of adults say they always vote in presidential elections; 47 percent always vote in statewide elections and 39 percent always vote in local elections. (SR)

111 million

people voted in the 2000 presidential election: 55 percent of the voting-age population, 60 percent of the citizen population and 86 percent of registered voters. U.S. Census Bureau (USCB)

114 million

is the record for the most voters for an election, set in 1992. (USCB)

61%

of women said they voted in the 2000 election, versus 58 percent of men. (USCB)

68.8%

of the voting-age population in Minnesota voted in the 2000 election, the highest of any state. Federal Electoral Commission (FEC)

97%

of Wyoming's registered voters voted in the 2000 election, the highest turnout of registered voters of any state. (FEC)

72%

of the population between the ages of 65 and 74 said they voted in the 2000 election, the highest of any age group; and 78 percent reported that they were registered to vote. (USCB)

537

The winning margin of votes that gave George W. Bush the victory in the state of Florida, in which 5,963,110 voted in the 2000 election. (FEC)

91%

of adults in Flint, Mich., are registered to vote; they are 18 percent more likely to be registered than all adults in the U.S. (SR)

47%

of adults in Harrisburg, Pa., consider themselves Republicans, making this the top local market for this party affiliation, followed by Wichita, Kan., 46 percent; Salt Lake City, 45 percent; and Fort Myers, Fla. and Knoxville, Tenn., both 41 percent. (SR)

43%

of adults in New Orleans consider themselves Democrats, making this the top local market for this party affiliation, followed by Pittsburgh, 41 percent; Charleston, W.Va. and Baltimore, both 40 percent; and Tulsa, Okla., 39 percent. (SR)

40%

of adults who consider themselves Republicans list hunting as a leisure activity. They are 41 percent more likely than all adults to do so. (SR)

19%

of adults who consider themselves Democrats list hunting as a leisure activity. They are 35 percent less likely than all adults to do so. (SR)

36%

of 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the 2000 election. (USCB)

50%

of 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the 1972 election, the first time that 18 year olds were allowed to vote. National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS)

40%

of young people whose parents vote in every election report voting in November 1998. (NASS)

47%

of people under age 30 are informed about political candidates at least occasionally by late night talk shows, like those hosted by Jay Leno, David Letterman or Conan O'Brien. The Pew Research Center

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