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Nonvoters 2020: Counted Out

A special report in collaboration with NPR and Ipsos

Although more Americans voted in November’s presidential election than in any other in the last century, about one-third of eligible voters did not cast ballots—and, by a wider margin than in the past, it’s because they simply did not want to. According to a Medill School of Journalism/NPR/Ipsos survey of 1,103 nonvoters and 740 voters conducted last month, nonvoters in 2020 feel more apathetic and politically alienated than in the past and unsure about what would motivate them to vote in the future. Voters express more hopelessness, too.

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