Hawaii Trends in Voting Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau – The Voting Hot Report

The U.S. Census Bureau Released the Voting Hot Report and I’ve posted the Hawaii statistics below:

The Current Population Survey collects data on voting and voter registration in November of even-numbered years, and has done so since 1964. It provides information about voting and registration by many characteristics, including age, sex, race, and education. Because the data are from a survey, they are subject to sampling error.

Voting and registration rates are historically higher in years with presidential elections than in congressional election years. The text in this report refers to the election of 2010, a congressional election year, but graphics refer to the year you’ve selected from the menu above. In 2010, the observed percentage of age-eligible citizens who voted in Hawaii (43 percent) was not statistically different from the national voting rate of 46 percent.

Voting and registration rates tend to increase with age. In Hawaii in 2010, only 22 percent of 18-to 24-year old citizens voted, compared with 60 percent of those 65 and older.

In most states, including Hawaii, the voting rates for men and women were not statistically different from one another in 2010.

Voting rates also typically increase with education. In Hawaii in 2010, the survey sample size was not large enough to make state specific comments about voting and educational attainment.

The likelihood of voting frequently differs among race groups and Hispanics. In Hawaii in 2010, 47 percent of non-Hispanic Whites and 36 percent of Hispanics reported voting, however these were not statistically different. The Black citizen population was not large enough to make meaningful state specific comparisons.

Notes: “No Response” refers to survey respondents who did not give an answer either because they did not know if they voted or were registered, or because they ended the survey before all questions were asked.

The graphs are generated dynamically, regardless of the size of the sample. You may notice unexpected results for small subpopulations or small states. The entire dataset is available on http://dataferrett.census.gov for you to explore the data more fully.

Presidential elections include 2008, 2004, 2000 and 1996. Congressional elections include 2010, 2006, 2002 and 1998.

Source: All data in this report were collected as part of the November Voting and Registration Supplement as part of the Current Population Survey. For more information about the Source and Accuracy of the data please see : http://www.census.gov/cps/methodology/techdocs.html

For more information see: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/about/index.html

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