With Election Day coming up and only 61.4% of the voting age population having voted in the 2016 presidential election and 36.4% in the 2014 midterm, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most & Least Politically Engaged States as well as accompanying videos.
In order to determine where Americans are most involved in politics, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across ten key indicators of political engagement. They range from “percentage of registered voters in the 2016 presidential election” to “total political contributions per adult population.”
Political Engagement in Utah (1=Most; 25=Avg.)
24th – % of Electorate Who Voted in 2016 Presidential Election
2nd – Change in % of Electorate Who Actually Voted in 2016 Elections vs. 2012 Elections
1st – Civic Education Engagement
1st – Voter Accessibility Policies
1st – Percentage of Residents Who Participate in Civic Groups or Organizations