U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for November 6

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: ELECTION DAY

Profile America — Tuesday, November 6th.  With the 2012 presidential election here, officials in both parties are looking over results of the congressional elections two years ago for any guidance for today's balloting.  One notable finding is that 7 percent of Hispanics voted — the highest percentage since the Census Bureau started collecting this information in 1974.  Maine and Washington had voter turnouts greater than 55 percent, while fewer than 40 percent of eligible Texans went to the polls.  The most common reason given for not voting — 27 percent — is that they were too busy, while 16 percent said their vote would not make a difference.  And veterans outvoted nonveterans 57 to 44 percent.  You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.

Sources:  Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 538
Census Bureau Press Release, CB11-164

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).

SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau



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