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Making Civics Real Workshop 2: Electoral Politics  
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Test Your Knowledge

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about the topics discussed in this workshop:

  1. Has voter turnout for the population of 18-24 year olds changed since 1972 when 18 year olds were given the right to vote?
    Since 1972 voter turnout among 18-24 year olds has increased 10 percent
    There has been no change in voter turnout among 18-24 year olds
    Voter turnout among 18-24 year olds has declined

    Source: Carnegie Corporation's Strengthening US Democracy Report 2002.
    Source: Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement 2002

  2. Which of the following reasons was most often given by registered voters for not voting in the 2000 presidential election?
    they were out of town
    not interested/felt their vote would not make a difference
    illness, were disabled, or had a family emergency
    too busy or had conflicting work/school schedules
    forgot to vote

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau publication entitled "Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2000" issued in February , 2002, pages 20-542

  3. How do the registration to vote and actual voting percentages for the 18-24 and the 65-74 age groups compare?
    18-24 year olds are more likely to register to vote but less likely to actually vote than older adults
    voting percentages are similar but older adults have higher registration rates
    65-74 year olds are more likely to register to vote and more likely to actually vote than 18-24 year olds


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