Census Bureau

Table 3.

Odds of Reported Voting Among All Citizens and Naturalized Citizens: November 1996

Characteristics Odds of Reported Voting
All Citizens Naturalized
Citizens
Model 5

Odds Ratio

Model 6

Odds Ratio

Model 7

Odds Ratio

Model 8

Odds Ratio

         
Nativity Status        
Naturalized   0.74*    
Duration in the U.S.        
   11 to 25 years       1.25
   26 to 45 years       1.83*
   46 to 65 years       2.39*
   66 or more years       1.73
Region of Origin        
   Europe     0.73* 0.85
   Asia     0.61* 0.83
   Latin America     1.06 1.52
   Other North America     0.87 (R)
   Other Regions     0.66+ 0.71
Sex        
   Female 1.21* 1.21* 1.21* 0.97
Age        
   18 to 99 years 1.03* 1.03* 1.03* 1.02*
Race        
   Black, not Hispanic 1.50* 1.50* 1.49* 1.23
   Hispanic, regardless of race 0.86* 0.91+ 0.85* 0.84
   Other, not Hispanic 0.53* 0.60* 0.65* 0.80
Marital Status        
   Married 1.31* 1.32* 1.32* 0.86
   Widowed, divorced, separated 0.81* 0.81* 0.81* 0.77
Presence of Related Kids 0.86* 0.86* 0.86* 0.86
Education        
   At lease some college 2.68* 2.69* 2.69* 2.14*
Employment Status        
   Employed 1.16* 1.16* 1.16* 0.93
   Unemployed 1.01 1.02 1.01 1.41
Occupation        
   Professional 1.43* 1.43* 1.43* 1.35+
Income 1.14* 1.14* 1.14* 1.14*
Dummy for income 0.87* 0.87* 0.87* 0.47*
Tenure        
   Owns 1.39* 1.38* 1.39* 1.05
Length of Time at Address        
   1 to 4 years 1.42* 1.42* 1.42* 1.40+
   5 or more years 1.92* 1.92* 1.92* 1.68*
Metropolitan Status        
   Suburb 0.84* 0.84* 0.84* 0.91
   Nonmetropolitan 0.85* 0.84* 0.84* 1.00
Region        
   Northeast 1.13* 1.14* 1.14* 1.26
   Midwest 1.26* 1.26* 1.26* 1.30
   West 1.30* 1.30* 1.30* 1.41+
         
Number of cases (unweighted) 78,309 78,309 78,309 3,223
-2 Log likelihood 14,566.1 14,615.8 14,633.4 482.9
Degrees of freedom 22 23 27 30

^p<.10; +p<.05; *p<.01; R=omitted category

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Population Survey (CPS).

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division,
Fertility & Family Statistics Branch
Authors: Loretta E. Bass and Lynne M. Casper
Last Revised: October 31, 2011 at 10:03:04 PM