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Are non-voters often less educated? Do they often have less money? Do you believe this contributes as to why most nonvoters do not vote?

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You may want to take a look at the article at http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2002/11/6/71744.shtml

Here is what they have to say about changing voter patterns: "Generational change accounts for a lot of the decline, The high participatory generations from the Great Depression and World War II era are being replaced by the X and Y generations, which are the least politically interested and informed generations in the history of polling. Turnout among Americans between 18 and 30 years of age was nearly 50 percent in 1972. It was barely above 30 percent in 2000. College-educated Americans vote at about the same rate today as they did 20 or 30 years ago. Less educated Americans, however, vote at much lower rates today. As the political agenda shifted away from the bread-and-butter issues of ...

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The solution provides advice and a discussion of the topic of non-voters in relation to their social standing/social class and if elements of their social status (i.e. less access to opportunities) have any bearing on their non-voting.