July 24, 2007

Feel an Obligation to Vote

90%

That’s the percentage of Americans who see voting as their duty as a citizen.

Nine-in-ten Americans continue to see voting as a duty, and most say they feel guilty when they do not get a chance to vote. The vast majority that agrees that it is their “duty as a citizen to always vote” includes 96% of Republicans, 91% of Democrats and 88% of independents. More than two-thirds of Democrats (71%) and Republicans (68%) also say that they personally feel guilty when they do not get a chance to vote. Independents, by comparision, are somewhat less likely to feel guilt about not voting (60%). Read More