Besides the demographics of age, education and income, what are the strongest attributes of people who vote?

A Voter Is . . . .

More Informed More likely to follows the news, continue to seek educational  opportunities.
More Civically Active More likely to contact their elected official, attend a community forum or be a volunteer or do service.
More Empowered Has a sense that they can have an impact on or control over their community and their future.
More Socially Concerned Is concerned about their community  – their neighborhood or peer group – or other people in general and the possible (if uncertain) benefits that voting and the election outcome will have.
A Contributor to and a Beneficiary of Social Capital Is more likely to build social capital by relating to their neighbors and, in general, to live in a community where there are is more contact among its residents, less crime, and healthier outcomes.
More Mobilized Is likely to be contacted around an election by a campaign, issue organization or government seeking to educate them about the upcoming election, persuade them of its importance or mobilize them to action.


Does the correlation work both ways? Yes. And it’s all to benefit of the voter, our nonprofit organizations and the communities we reside in and serve.