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WalletHub: Nevada among least politically engaged

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Posted at 11:51 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 02:52:34-04

Nevada may be a battleground state but that doesn't mean the Silver State is politically involved.

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According to a WalletHub study, Nevada ranks 42nd -- one of the least politically engaged states.

It ranks 48th for the percentage of registered voters in the 2012 presidential election, 42nd in percent of electorate who voted in the 2014 midterm elections and percent of electorate who voted in the 2012 presidential election and 31st in change of percentage of those who actually voted in 2012 versus 2008.

Nevada had 70 percent of its elderly population politically engaged with only 41 percent of youth involved.

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.
 
The District of Columbia came out on top while Oklahoma was at the bottom.

It is important to note that the survey looks at past elections and the numbers could be different following the 2016 election.