With Black History Month and the South Carolina primaries taking place in February 2016, the personal finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Highest Political Engagement Among Blacks.
To determine where black Americans are most engaged in the political process, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 48 states across six key metrics. They include black voter turnout and registration during the most recent midterm and presidential elections as well as the proportional representation of blacks in the state legislature and national party conventions.
Political Engagement of Blacks in New York (1=Most Politically Engaged; 24=Avg.):
- 9th – Black Voter Turnout (2012 Presidential Election)
- 27th – Black Voter Turnout (2014 Midterm Elections)
- 14th – Black Voter Registration (2012 Presidential Election)
- 18th – Black Voter Registration (2014 Midterm Elections)
- 12th – Proportional Representation of Blacks in State Legislature
- 42nd – Proportional Representation of Blacks in National Party Conventions
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