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Are You Politically Active?

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How often do you vote?
  • I go to the polls every election time.
    33%
     
  • I would go to the polls in a blizzard if I had to!
    31%
     
  • I vote for national elections, and rarely for local elections.
    16%
     
  • I have never voted.
    11%
     
  • I vote every once in a while
    5%
     
  • I vote for local elections, but rarely for national elections.
    0%
     
1277 responses
Do you keep up with politics?
  • I keep up with current events, and follow the major stories.
    55%
     
  • I am extremely interested in keeping up with politics. I always read the paper and know every candidate.
    25%
     
  • I listen to the news on occassion, but don't pay particular attention to political coverage.
    12%
     
  • I am a walking encyclopedia of political information. I know every name down to the president's second assistant's secretary.
    5%
     
  • I never read the paper or watch the news. Politics bores me.
    2%
     
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What else do you do to stay politically active?
  • I often take up causes about which I feel strongly.
    47%
     
  • I research candidates thoroughly prior to elections to make an informed choice.
    45%
     
  • I don't have time generally to do much, but I do the little that I can.
    38%
     
  • It is not unusual, that I am working to promote some environmental, social or political cause.
    35%
     
  • I contribute both time and money to my political party.
    11%
     
  • I help in local election campaigns.
    11%
     
  • I am involved in decision making within my community.
    9%
     
1277 responses
How do you choose your candidate?
  • I research all candidates and vote according to their qualifications and experience.
    35%
     
  • I pay attention to the news and vote based upon my general impression of the candidates. For the names I don't know, I vote party lines.
    29%
     
  • I pay attention to the news and vote based upon my general impression of the candidates. For the names I don't know, I don't vote.
    12%
     
  • I vote party lines.
    11%
     
  • I don't ever vote!
    8%
     
  • I typically allow my familiarity with a candidate's name help me decide.
    1%
     
1277 responses