Slightly more than half of the civilian population of voting age, excluding persons residing in institutions, were reported as having voted in the November 1970 Congressional election, according to the results of the Current Population Survey conducted by the Bureau of the Census in November 1970. The voting turnout in 1970 (55 percent) was virtually the same as in the 1966 Congressional election, but substantially (13 percentage points) below that reported in the Presidential election of 1968.
About 14 percent of the population of voting age were reported in 1970 as being registered to vote but as not having cast a ballot and another 28 percent were not eligible to vote because they were not registered. The remaining 4 percent of persons did not report whether they voted or were registered.
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Internal Migration in the U.S.: April 1947 to April 1948
This report analyzes migration in the U.S. between 1947 and 1948 using the Current Population Survey and provides detailed tables.
Marital Status and Living Arrangements: March 1971
Detailed tabulations provide statistics on the marital status and living arrangements of the United States population using data from the 1971 CPS.
Characteristics of New Voters: 1972
There will be 25 million young people who will be old enough to vote for President for the first time in the November 1972 Presidential election.