Voter Apathy: Definition, Statistics & Causes


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Voter apathy has been compared with what mental illness?

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1. Among the 25 states studied in the 2014 primaries, what percent of eligible voters, including Democrats and Republicans, chose to vote?

2. What is meant by 'a lack of agency'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The right to vote is an essential element of democracy, and while voter turnout in the United States varies in different elections it has traditionally been lower than in other democratic countries. This quiz/worksheet combo helps you understand the causes and characteristics of voter apathy, and the effects of this longstanding problem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Percent of voters from half of the states who participated in 2014 primaries
  • Definition of a lack of agency
  • Voter apathy's comparison to mental illness
  • Reasons behind the lack of faith in politics
  • Education's effect on voter turnout

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access your knowledge on the characteristics of voter apathy
  • Making connections - use your knowledge of voter apathy to explain lack of agency
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to explain how education can affect participation in voting

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson called Voter Apathy: Definition, Statistics & Causes. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the reasons why people do not vote
  • Know the consequences of voter apathy
  • List some of the reasons the public has become disillusioned with the political process
  • Understand the lack of civic responsibility among voters