College-Age Women Are More Likely to Vote Than Their Male Counterparts

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in the November 2008 election, 61.7 percent of women ages 18 to 24 were registered to vote and 52 percent actually voted. For college-age men, 55.3 percent were registered to vote and 45.1 percent actually voted.

Voting rates for college-age men and women increased in 2008 over the previous presidential election in 2004.

The question is: Will college-age men and women turn out to vote in 2012 at the same rate that they did in 2008?

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