Presidential elections in the United States: reasons for not voting 2016

Reasons for registered voters not voting in the U.S. presidential election in 2016

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Presidential elections in the United States: reasons for not voting 2016 This statistic shows the percentage of non-voters among registered voters in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, sorted by the reason for not voting. In 2016, 24.8 percent of non-voters said that they did not like the candidates or campaign issues, and therefore did not vote.
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Reasons for registered voters not voting in the U.S. presidential election in 2016

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Percentage of registered voters
Did not like candidates or campaign issues24.8%
Not interested 15.4%
Too busy, conflicting schedule14.3%
Illness or disability 11.7%
Other reason 11.1%
Out of town 7.9%
Registration problems 4.4%
Forgot to vote 3%
Don’t know or refused 2.7%
Transportation problems2.6%
Inconvenient polling place2.1%
Percentage of registered voters
Did not like candidates or campaign issues24.8%
Not interested 15.4%
Too busy, conflicting schedule14.3%
Illness or disability 11.7%
Other reason 11.1%
Out of town 7.9%
Registration problems 4.4%
Forgot to vote 3%
Don’t know or refused 2.7%
Transportation problems2.6%
Inconvenient polling place2.1%
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by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
This statistic shows the percentage of non-voters among registered voters in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, sorted by the reason for not voting. In 2016, 24.8 percent of non-voters said that they did not like the candidates or campaign issues, and therefore did not vote.
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