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.