Volume 18: Voting in the 2004 Elections
Why People Don't Vote
by Angela Orlando
There are lots of reasons people give for not voting. The chart to the right shows some of the reasons people said they didn't vote in the 2000 presidential election.
Those might not be all of the reasons though. Can you think of others?
The Kettering Foundation did some research to find out why people don't vote and here's what they found out:
Questions to Think About
1. Compare the reasons people gave for not voting that are listed in the chart at the right to the reasons above. What differences do you notice? Do you think some reasons are more true than others?
Angela Orlando is the editor of The Change Agent.