TN ranked low in ‘political engagement’

A study by the personal finance website WalletHub finds Tennessee ranks low in “political engagement,” as measured by statistics on voting, political contributions and the like. Overall, Tennessee was 46th on the list of 50 states and the District of Columbia.

D.C. was at the top of the list; Oklahoma at the bottom.

From the Tennessee summary:

In order to determine where Americans are most involved in politics, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across seven key indicators of political engagement. They range from “percentage of registered voters in the 2012 presidential election” to “total political contributions per adult population.”

Political Engagement in Tennessee (1=Most; 25=Avg.)

38th – % of Registered Voters in 2012 Presidential Election

43rd – % of Electorate Who Voted in 2014 Midterm Elections

46th – % of Electorate Who Voted in 2012 Presidential Election

10th – Change in % of Electorate Who Actually Voted in 2012 Elections vs. 2008 Elections

36th – Total Political Contributions per Adult Population

34th – Voter Accessibility Policies

Note: The full study is HERE.

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