Politics: Do Texans Care?
A recent study by the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin revealed that in 2010, Texas voters don’t vote. As a matter of fact, according to the Amarillo Globe-News, voter turnout in the state of Texas is the worst in the nation.
Voter registration is toward the bottom of the heap; the state ranks 42nd. Citizen contact with public officials is worse, with the state coming in at position number 49. Texas was 44th in the number of people who discuss politics a few times or more a week.
“This report should be a wake-up call for all Texans who care about the future of our state,” Institute Director Regina Lawrence said in a statement.
The study relied heavily on data from the 2011 Census Bureau Current Population Survey on Voting.