Voter Apathy and Income Disparity

in the United States

Income has an affect on the voting apathy of poor citizens

The following chart shows that, in the United States, how much income you make determines how likely you are to vote in an election.

Income disparity is a global problem: 225 of the world's richest people are as rich as the world's poorest 2.7 billion people

Voting apathy has been on a downward trend since 1988

In particular, with the election of New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, only 38 percent of eligible voters participated. Poor voters were especially apathetic.

More Americans consider themselves "lower-class", according to a poll conducted in 2008 and 2014.

BostonVOTE succeeds

BostonVOTE, a non-profit organization designed to get Boston citizens to the polling booths, assisted in getting lower class citizens out to vote. It serves as an example of how proper organization can help to mobilize voters.