A conversation with nonvoters: Dislike of politics keeps them away from polls

In a series of video interviews, three nonvoters from different parts of the country explain how they came to be about the 40 percent of Americans who sat out the 2012 election and why it’s going to be difficult to woo them to the ballot box. Continue reading

Turning nonvoters into voters?

Many researchers have long believed that the reasons for not voting are more psychological than logistical, that lack of interest, lack of confidence a vote will pay off or active dislike of the political process or candidates was more of Continue reading

Nonvoter Survey Report 2012

2012 Non Voter Survey REPORT (pdf download)

2012 Nonvoter Survey REPORT Continue reading

2012 Survey Methodology

Results of the Medill News Service/Ipsos survey are based on online interviews conducted November 7-19, 2012 among a sample of 1,686 American citizens aged 18 and older residing in the United States, including 516 who voted in the recent Presidential Continue reading

2012 Nonvoter Survey Topline

Survey of Voters and Nonvoters TOPLINE RESULTS November 2012 These are findings from an Ipsos poll conducted from Nov. 7-19, 2012. For the survey, a sample of 1,686 Americans ages 18+ was interviewed online, including 516 who voted in the Continue reading

Disappointing candidates kept long-time voter away from polls

By Gabe Silverman Chester Orgeron – “Pessimist” Age 48 Hometown : Ponchatoula, La. Occupation: Full-time parent This year marked a first for Chester Orgeron: He did not vote in the presidential election. He just couldn’t bring himself to cast a Continue reading