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U.S. Census: Latino Voter Turnout in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election
| In the 2008 U.S. presidential election,
over 131 million people voted. Over 5 million more people voted in
the 2008 presidential election than voted in the 2004 presidential
election. Moreover, approximately 2 million of those 5 million
voters resulted from an increase in the number of Hispanic voters in
the election. This increase provided Hispanics with 4 more
percentage points of the vote than they held in the 2004
Additional significant information about Hispanic voting trends in the 2008 presidential election includes:
∑ Hispanic voter turnout was highest in the South Atlantic U.S.
o 60.7% percent of the regionís Hispanic population over the age of 18 voted in the election (Table 2)
∑ Hispanic voter turnout was lowest in the West South Central U.S.
o 37.9% of the regionís Hispanic population over the age of 18 voted in the election (Table 2)
∑ In the Hispanic population, there was a positive correlation between education level and voter turnout (Table 6).
Within the Hispanic population, there was also a positive correlation between high family incomes and increased voter turnout (Table 9).
This data comes from the Current Population Survey. Statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error. For further information on the source of the data and accuracy of the estimates, including standard errors and confidence intervals, go to Appendix G of <http://www.census.gov/apsd/techdoc/cps/cpsnov08.pdf>.For more information about the aforementioned tables go to http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/publications/p20/2008/tables.html
2004 Voter Turnout
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